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Self Affirmations: An Occupational Therapy Group Exploring Identity and Social Skills Acquisition with Young Adults with First-Episode Psychosis

1 January 2010


This project focused on the development of an early intervention program in Multnomah County, Oregon based on the literature examining early psychosis, identity, and social skills. Because the literature shows that the combination of social skills and identity define social functioning, the program was created by understanding how these concepts interact to form the best way to intervene. The models that provided guidance through this process included the Recovery Model, Model of Human Occupation, and Social Skill Development Theory. It was hypothesized that a program that combined social skill development and identity exploration would lead to improvements in quality of life, social functioning, and occupational functioning.


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