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APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

Featuring Dawn Blatt, PT, DPT
Saturday and Sunday, November 4th - 5th, 2017
Uniondale/Garden City, NY

This program is the APTA recognized Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program. It is being hosted by Professional Seminars Ltd. The program was developed through a grant funded by the APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J. Emery, EdD, PT and co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, EdD and Lynn Ford, MS, MEd, PT, and with the materials used by the New England Consortia of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education, Inc. The course takes 15 hours to complete. The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences and facilitating learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

Who should attend? 

This program is beneficial to both experienced and new physical therapist and physical therapist assistant clinical educators. The APTA recognizes all who successfully complete the course by a certificate of completion and inclusion on a roster of credentialed clinical instructors. The course provides basic skill training and includes interactive tasks to enhance problem solving of clinical education issues for both the experienced and inexperienced clinical educator. Persons outside of physical therapy are welcome to participate in the educational program, but not the Assessment Center for credentialing.


Upon successful completion of the CCIP, the participants will learn to:


  • Describe the parallels between the characteristics of the practitioner and clinical educator. 

  • Plan and prepare for students during their clinical education experiences.

  • Identifying student learning needs and areas of competence. 

  • Design high-quality learning experiences for students at all levels of experience. 

  • Implement clinical teaching methods and supervisory techniques that support ongoing adult learning.

  • Provide effective and summative evaluation. 

  • Identify legal and supervisory implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by American Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation, Medicare regulations, and the Patient’s Bill of Rights. 

  • Manage the student who is demonstrating problem performance and exceptional performance.


PT/PTA clinical educators who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.6 CEUs/16 contact hours*

Non-physical therapy providers who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.2 CEUs/12 contact hours*

*Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.  For more information about licensure, visit  



Day OneSaturday



7:45 – 8:00      Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:00 - 12:00     The Clinician as Educator - Determining Student Readiness to Learn


12:00 - 1:00     Lunch (On Your Own)


1:00 - 3:15       Learning in the Clinical Environment


3:15 – 5:00      Assessment Center


5:00                 Adjourn



Day TwoSunday



7:45 - 8:00       Check In/Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 12:00    Performance Assessment - Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical Ed


12:00 – 1:00    Lunch (On Your Own)


1:00 - 2:00       Managing the Exceptional Student and Student with Problems in Clinical Ed


2:00 – 3:45      Assessment Center


3:45 – 5:00      Debriefing, Scoring, and Assessment Center


5:00                 Adjourn



Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. Certificates of completion are distributed electronically upon successful completion of course survey. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


Email:    Phone: (516) 321-2450    Fax: (516) 321-2450


Day 2:

Professional PT - Garden City

645 Stewart Avenue (Behind McDonald's)

Garden City, NY 11530


Map and Directions


APTA Member Registration:  $199.00

APTA Non-Member Registration:  $289.00

Other Discipline Registration:  $339.00

Registration Closes: May 10th, 2018

Jennifer Camhi PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Dawn Blatt, MS, PT, DPT

Dr. Blatt received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1987 and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1988 from SUNY Buffalo. She went on to receive a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management in 2001 and a Postprofessional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Stony Brook University. She has worked in acute care and home care settings, with the majority of patient care provided as a senior therapist in a multidisciplinary chronic pain management program at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Blatt joined the Stony Brook University faculty in 1995 as a Director of Clinical Education and continues in this role today. Dr. Blatt has been an APTA Credentialed Trainer for the Clinical Instructor Education program since 2002, and also earned the APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Training credential. She is a member of the NY/NJ Clinical Education Consortium.


Dr. Blatt teaches Ethics and Health Care in Physical Therapy in Year 3 of the curriculum, and Teaching, Consulting, and Communicating in Clinical Education in Year 1. She also serves as a faculty mentor in Case Studies I. Her primary responsibility involves coordination of the clinical education program, which includes serving as a connection between the PT program and the clinical community. She is also an adjunct professor in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program at Stony Brook University, teaching Professional Ethics in Health Care since 2001.

Instructor Bio

Day 1:

Professional Seminars Ltd. 

(Professional PT - Headquarters)

333 Earle Ovington Blvd.,suite 225

Uniondale, NY 11553


Map and Directions

Individuals must request a refund 72 hours prior to the date of the course.  Only APTA portion of registration fee will be refunded.

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