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Iagree with yumen on the choice of Kawa Model. As an occupationaltherapist, it is imperative indeed to choose a model related to thebackground of the client. The Asian background of the model matchesto Bens. Consequently, the model has enabled the identification ofvarious factors behind Ben’s behaviors such as his Asian culturalties of integrity. Ben might question the family’s integrity issuesfor sending him abroad and neglecting him. Such a contextual factoris hard to identify with the Western model based on individualismMan, A. (2013).

Theapproach is substantial to solve Ben’s problem with Schizophrenia.As an occupational therapist, there needs to be a solution to thepossible contribution of the disease to his status. There are varioussigns of the disease such as auditory hallucinations. It is possiblethat Ben hears the voices behind the reasons he has provided for hiscurrent situation. He provides that his lack of occupationalparticipation is due to lack of family support. This situation isdelusional and may not exist per say. Ben is deficient in socialentrepreneurial skills. The skills require him to be motivated andprovide solutions despite his current condition (Creek, &ampLougher, 2008).

Theriver metaphor predicts a success in Ben’s case. Besides, it isbeneficial for Ben to learn that he has his life separate from hisfamily as an adult. The model provides a great illustration of hislife for motivation purposes. Specifically, the river model teachesthe fact that the barriers inside the course of the river do notchange the direction of the river. The metaphor is crucial as itrings a bell in Ben’s mind. It reminds him of the way he handleshis life, and that it is the best time he takes responsibility (Wada,2011).

References

Man,A. (2013). Alliancesan Executive Guide to Designing Successful Strategic Partnerships.Hoboken: Wiley.

Creek,J., &amp Lougher, L. (2008). Working in transcultural context. In and Mental Health(4th ed.), (pp. 262-266). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Wada,M. (2011). Strengthening the Kawa Model: Japanese perspectives onperson, occupation, and environment.The Canadian Journal of ,78(4), 230-6 Retrieved fromhttp://search.proquest.com/docview/918724483?accountid=35796

Tupe,D. (2014). Willard&amp Spackman’s occupational therapy,(12th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

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OccupationalTherapy

Occupationaltherapy is necessary in the treatment of individuals withschizophrenia. Normally, schizophrenia affects an individual’sbehavior and deeds. It is thus recommended that therapists utilizethe appropriate approaches that will lead to the adoption of theexpected behaviors. Caring for such a patient will involve attendingto the physical, social, and emotional needs. Stephen, aschizophrenic adult, would require a therapy that would look into hisneeds, thoughts, and behaviors. When proposing the interventions, itis appropriate to consider the social and physical factors thatinfluence his behavior, thoughts, and deeds. The interventionmeasures for the psychological problems affecting the client willrequire a mindfulness-enhanced therapy. Modelof Human Occupation(MOHO) is a suitable model that will reshape his occupationalabilities and identities(Kielhofner, 2008).The details emerging after assessing the occupational challengesfacing Stephen will be used to determine the appropriateenvironmental modifications that will improve his well-being. MOHOenables the occupational therapist to utilize thecognitive-behavioral approaches that are essential in the treatmentplan for schizophrenic clients(Creek &amp Lougher, 2008).

MOHOdetails the occupational performances and participation of theschizophrenicclients. The method allows the therapist to individualize theintervention to suit the expected changes for the recovery of theclient. Nonetheless,using MOHO model alone is not enough since it is difficult to changesome of the behaviors. It would be appropriate to consider therapythat will involve the consideration of the environmental factors.Sometimes, the client may require motivational programs that are noteffectively captured in the MOHO program. Understanding thefunctioning of the body, mind, and the relationship with theenvironment is important in addressing the health concern(Willard &amp Schell, 2014).

References

Creek,J., &amp Lougher, L. (2008). Occupationaltherapy and mental health.New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Kielhofner,G. (2008). Modelof human occupation : theory and application.Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.

Willard,H. S., &amp Schell, B. A. (2014). Willard&amp Spackman`s occupational therapy.Philadelphia : Williams &amp Wilkins.