Subject: Role of Occupational Therapy in PTSD Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:14 am
Role of Occupational Therapy in PTSD
Occupational therapy interventions focus on functional outcomes that are meaningful to each individual. Some examples of interventions include: • Providing individual sessions focusing on stabilizing symptoms and learning new coping strategies (e.g., sensory-supportive interventions). • Training clients and caregivers in adaptive or modified self-care strategies, so as not to inadvertently trigger hypersensitivity patterns, dissociation, flooding, or flashbacks. • Assisting individuals to increase their ability to participate in meaningful roles and activities by helping them plan and initiate the use of a daily routine (schedule), considering the amount and type of supports necessary for follow through. • Assisting clients and caregivers in determining the needs and requirements for home modifications for individuals with PTSD and physical impairment(s). • Providing individual or group sessions on relapse prevention to assist individuals in their recovery process.