The Kawa Model: Helping the Client Find Harmony and Balance Using a River Metaphor (Jennifer Fortuna)
Author: Jennifer Fortuna MS, OTR/L
Transcript: Purpose: The KAWA model offers a framework to help practitioners better understand and appreciate the complex occupational worlds and viewpoints of clients from diverse cultures and contexts.
A river metaphor is used to help the client find harmony and balance within their individual context. As problems are determined, the therapist can proceed with the development of a culturally responsive treatment plan.