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Making inroads into early psychosis treatment: Improving sense of self through environmental context manipulation

1 January 2009


Occupational therapists play a unique role in the treatment of early psychosis and substance abuse as the only professionals to explicitly use engagement in occupation to support participation in context as a targeted outcome. By modifying contexts and/or activity demands; teaching performance skills; and/or helping to develop effective performance patterns, OTs help clients develop positive identities and an ensuing sense of hope that allows them to achieve their highest possible potential.


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