Reading as an Occupation: What I read in October.

Years ago, I saw an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that chose members of the audience and had those members tell their story. These members did not know this was going to happen. So, this was not staged where they were chosen because the show’s producers knew that they were particularly interesting or those …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in September

With reading, September was a month where my horizons were expanded. September was also a month where I let my book clubs lead the way with my reading choices. I have been trying to consistently expand the genres I read to learn new things that I can apply to occupational therapy practice and in general. …

Reading as an Occupation…What I read in August

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Publisher: Celadon Books; First Edition (February 5, 2019) This. Book. Michaelides tells the story of Alicia and her stay in a mental facility due to becoming mute following an incident between Alicia and her husband Gabriel. Alicia’s story unfolds with the assistance of Theo, a psychotherapist working at the facility …

Reading as an occupation–July reads.

The Body keeps the score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD Publisher: Penguin Books; (September 8, 2015) With the focus on trauma-informed care, becoming aware of the impact of trauma on the healing process is a key clinical skill for occupational therapy practice. The body keeps the score presents trauma and the healing process in a …