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Use of the KAWA Model for Teambuilding with Rehabilitative Professionals: An Exploratory Study

Use of the KAWA Model for Teambuilding with Rehabilitative Professionals: An Exploratory Study

Authors: Jennifer E. Lape, Chatham University and Brian D. Scaife, West Virginia University Jennifer E. Lape, OTD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is Continue Reading »

Building relevant and current Occupational-Therapy (OT) practice in India

Building relevant and current Occupational-Therapy (OT) practice in India

Author: Kavitha Murthi Abstract: Documented evidence that supports Indian OTs’ rationale behind choice and incorporation of therapeutic approaches, principles and conceptual models is sporadic (Shetty 2011). Due to this Indian Continue Reading »

Development of a Kawa Model workshop for patients of an adult community mental health team

Development of a Kawa Model workshop for patients of an adult community mental health team

Author: B, Beki, Dellow, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, Christchurch & Southbourne Community Mental Health Team, Dorset, UK.  Second presenter: H, Hannah, Skeels, Occupational Therapy Student, Bournemouth University Presentation Continue Reading »

The Kawa ‘River’ Model:Enhances Occupational Therapy and Communication in a UK Mental Health Setting

The Kawa ‘River’ Model: Enhances Occupational Therapy and Communication in a UK Mental Health Setting

Introduction– ‘Life is like a river’ The Kawa (‘river’ in Japanese) Model uses the metaphor of a river to describe a person’s life journey. It enables them to describe their Continue Reading »

Embracing Diversity: Explaining the Cultural Dimensions of Our Occupational Therapeutic Selves (Dr. Iwama, 2007)

Embracing Diversity: Explaining the Cultural Dimensions of Our Occupational Therapeutic Selves (Dr. Iwama, 2007)

Abstract: Culturally safe occupational therapy entails recognizing the cultural contexts through which our therapeutic interactions are translated. Occupational therapy in its present dominant form – its knowledge, theory and practices, Continue Reading »

The guiding nature of the kawa (river) model in Ireland: creating both opportunities and challenges for occupational therapists (Carmordy et al, 2007)

The guiding nature of the kawa (river) model in Ireland: creating both opportunities and challenges for occupational therapists (Carmordy et al, 2007)

Abstract: The kawa (kawa is Japanese for ‘river’) model of occupational therapy has recently emerged in response to the needs for culturally sensitive conceptual models of practice that adequately address Continue Reading »

Strengthening the Kawa Model: Japanese Perspectives on Person, Occupation, and Environment (Wada, 2011)

Strengthening the Kawa Model: Japanese Perspectives on Person, Occupation, and Environment (Wada, 2011)

Abstract: Background. The Kawa model emerged to meet a need for occupational therapy models and theories relevant to Japanese clients and since its inception has evolved considerably. Purpose. To provide Continue Reading »

Occupational Therapy ’s Impact: Occupational Exploration and Transitional Youth

Occupational Therapy ’s Impact: Occupational Exploration and Transitional Youth

Author: Mason Munson, Martha Wegner Pacific University Description This document contains a culmination of items that reflect a yearlong student led community based practice project. As part of Pacific University Continue Reading »

Empowering psychiatric fieldwork students in Taiwan (Yeh, Hsin-Hsiu. APOTC 2011)

Empowering psychiatric fieldwork students in Taiwan (Yeh, Hsin-Hsiu. APOTC 2011)

Authors: Hsin Hsiu, Yeh¹ & Michael, K., Iwama² Dept. of Psychiatric OT, Taipei City Hospital¹ & Graduate Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toronto Nov. 23,2011 published in 5th APOTC Continue Reading »