Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice

A Fieldguide


  • Merrill Turpin, BOccThy, GradDipCounsel, PhD, Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
  • Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

This book is a succinct and practical guide for students and practitioners applying occupational therapy models in the field. It provides an overview of the common models in practice and bridges the gap between theoretical texts on conceptual models and the immediate demands of practice. It describes occupational therapists' use of models within the realities of practice in a variety of contexts and takes the approach that practice models can be used as tools to guide clinical reasoning.
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Occupational therapy students


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3494-8

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Theory and practice
Chapter 2: Professional reasoning in context
Chapter 3: Occupational performance and adaptation models
Chapter 4: Person-environment-occupation models
Chapter 5: Canadian models of occupational performance and engagement

Chapter 6: model of human occupation

Chapter 7: Kawa model
Chapter 8: Occupational therapy concepts