A natural approach in mental health practice: Occupational adaptation revealed

Date
2012-06-08
Authors
Adami, Amber M.
Evetts, Cynthia L.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Abstract

A single case study of the stories told by one occupational therapist about her clients in mental health settings is presented. Qualitative analysis revealed key concepts of the role of the occupational therapist as defined by occupational adaptation theory, along with unique perspectives of occupational therapy in mental health settings. The outcome of this study is a demonstration of the unique insight occupational therapy brings to addressing client recovery in mental health settings, specifically from an occupational adaptation perspective. This insight should enlighten others as to the necessity of skilled occupational therapy in mental health settings.

Description
Article originally published in the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28(2), 170–179. English. Published online 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2012.679589
Keywords
Task performance and analysis, Mental processes, Mental capacity, Occupational therapy
Citation
This is a post-print version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2012.679589. Recommended citation: Adami, A. M., & Evetts, C. (2012). A natural approach in mental health practice: Occupational adaptation revealed. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28(2), 170–179. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.