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Kawa Model

Kawa Model

Authors: Kean University Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Event: General Body Meeting (#5) Date: November 20, 2017 Description:  The general body members of SOTA consist of both OT graduate students as Continue Reading »

Application of the Kawa Model on elderly with visual impairments

Application of the Kawa Model on elderly with visual impairments

Authors: Dr. Michael Iwama and  Armstrong Chiu Event: 15th Hong Kong Optometric Conference Date: 9th November 2017 Chi-Hung Lau has been using the Kawa Model in his community Occupational Therapy practice Continue Reading »

Kawa ‘River’ Model Workshop

Kawa ‘River’ Model Workshop

Authors: Beki Dellow & Hannah Skeels A four-week workshop facilitated by occupational therapists to help you improve your life balance, health and well-being using metaphors to analyse your life. You Continue Reading »

The Kawa ‘River’ Model

The Kawa ‘River’ Model

Author: Beki Dellow Senior Occupational Therapist Learning Outcomes: Gain an understanding of the Kawa Model and it’s origins. Look at a few examples, feedback and evaluation from the Kawa Model Continue Reading »

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 »