Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Last year, I wrote a blog post about using psychological approaches in occupational therapy practice. Since then, I have been studying Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), a therapy that incorporates cognitive and psychoanalytic approaches. Therapeutic Use of Self The most significant influence that CAT has had on my practice is in strengthening my therapeutic use of self. When I've noticed physical… Continue reading Occupational Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy

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Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

#DearMentalHealthProfessionals

Because 140 characters are just not enough. Dear Mental Health Professionals, I've been reading the #DearMentalHealthProfessionals hashtag on Twitter (Storify opens in new window). I feel a deep sense of sadness and shame thinking about the variations in quality and service user experience that exist. Having worked in mental health for many years - first as… Continue reading #DearMentalHealthProfessionals

Transition

Occupational Therapy Interviews

This time last year, I breathed a huge sigh of relief as I turned off my NHS Jobs e-mail subscription. I accepted a fixed term post and quickly put the temporary nature of the job out of my mind. However, 9 months later, I turned the e-mail alerts back on as my contract neared its… Continue reading Occupational Therapy Interviews