The occupational therapy practice process

Louise Gustafsson, Stephen Isbel, Alexandra Logan

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The occupational therapy process is a framework that outlines a series of actions that an occupational therapist may follow when interacting with individuals, groups, communities or populations. The occupational therapy process is not a fixed formula that can be used in all situations; rather it provides occupational therapists with a flexible framework, underpinned by knowledge, skills and attitudes, to guide client- and occupation-centred interactions. In other words, the occupational therapy process provides a practical structure for integrating theoretical and evidence-based knowledge into therapeutic interactions. IT is important to remember that the process is not uniform and it will differ for each interaction just as well as individuals, groups, communities and populations differ.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional and Practice Issues
EditorsTed Brown, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781925575026
ISBN (Print)9781925266634
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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