Abstract

Date Presented 04/19/21

Although therapeutic use of self is considered an integral part of mental health OT practice, little is known about how life experiences may serve to influence its development. Qualitative phenomenology was used to explore perspectives of six experienced mental health OTs about life experiences and use of self in practice. Findings from this study contribute to the understanding about how we integrate what is learned in our lives to our professional work.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan Krutis

Contributing Authors: Courtney Hunt, Megan Joerger, Marissa Maddalena, Carly Swartz, and Makia Talley

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