Philosophy of Occupational Therapy
"Occupational therapy" is an appellation loaded with imagery of high school guidance counselors or Kip-esque little men recommending wrist-braces and Lumbar supports. It's not, of course, but what encompasses OT is kind of nebulous and (at least for me) slippery to grasp. From what I have gathered, the central philosophy of OT is helping people to engage in activities which bring meaning to their lives, and (this is important) this meaning is best determined by the individual. In other words, Occupational Therapy aids in the discovery of one's path to meaningful occupation. This is tricky, this discovery. A pillar of OT is to be respectful of a persons insight into their own condition, so the discovery process must be equally engaged in by both subject and therapist.