Discussion Response

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Discussionresponse

Nayra

Thearticle posted by Nayra focuses on the contribution of the field ofoccupational therapy to the treatment of clients suffering fromeating disorders and anxiety regain the skills that can assist themengage in meaningful occupations. I agree with Nayra that the primaryrole of occupational therapy is to help the clients with mentalissues to achieve self-discovery and transformation that leads to theenhancement of the skills that were lost when the patient sufferedfrom the underlying disorder. In the case of mental illness andanxiety, clients mainly lose cognitive skills, which limit theirability to engage in productive activities (Lloyd &amp Williams,2011). Therefore, an occupational therapist needs to understand howthe occupational skills were affected in order to select theappropriate therapeutic model that will result in a successfulacquisition of the lost skills. Cultural sensitivity can helpoccupational therapists achieve this goal since it increases theirability to address issues that are attributed to cultural practicesand beliefs of individual clients (Cara &amp MacRae, 2012).

References

Cara,E. &amp MacRae, A. (2012). Psychosocialoccupational therapy: An evolving practice.Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Lloyd,C. &amp Williams, P. (2011). Occupational therapy in the modernadult acute mental health settings: A review of current practice.InternationalJournal of Therapy and Rehabilitation,17 (9), 436-442.

Myrna

Thearticle posted by Myrna addresses the contribution of occupationaltherapy to services offered by A Bridge to Growth and thesignificance of cultural considerations in OT services. I agree withMyrna that occupational therapy can help clients suffering fromeating disorders regain control over their feeding habits. However,this can be accomplished by collaborating with individual clients inorder to understand their goals (Durocher &amp Glenross, 2013). Inaddition, occupational therapy can help clients suffering fromanxiety acquire new skills. These coping skills enable clients toengage in meaningful activities as they continue recovering from theunderlying psychological issues progressively (Durocher &ampGlenross, 2013). I also agree with Myrna that the aspects of culturalsensitivity and competence increase the ability of occupationaltherapists to serve a diverse clientele, irrespective of the ethnicbackground of each patient (Cara &amp MacRae, 2012).

References

Cara,E. &amp MacRae, A. (2012). Psychosocialoccupational therapy: An evolving practice.Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Durocher,E. &amp Glenross, T. (2013). When client-centered andfamily-centered approaches clash: A modified consciousdecision-making framework to the rescue. OccupationalTherapy,13 (6), 14-17.