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Top 20 books of 2021

In 2021, my reading goals were very basic. My focus was to read books that I enjoyed. In the beginning of the year, I started off strong, discovering books that provided opportunities for occupational balance, in addition to books that taught me skills to become a better occupational therapist and professor. Then, around October, I …

Spirituality and Occupational Therapy Practice: Providing Intervention

OT Views of Spirituality With the positive impact of spirituality on client outcomes, and the term comprehensively defined in the OTPF-4, it stands to reason that occupational therapy practitioners have a clear understanding of how to use spirituality in their practice. Additionally, we also understand how to determine the spiritual needs of our clients. However, …

Spirituality and Occupational Therapy Practice. Part I: Why is Spirituality Important in Client Care?

Why Mindfulness and not Spirituality? Mindfulness is a widely used intervention to reduce stress, increase performance, and in some cases address pain (Hardison and Roll, 2016). The research of the positive impact of mindfulness is consistent and a large component of mindfulness is a connection with one’s present self to ward off the negative effects …

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