Can occupational therapists do CBT?
Accordingly, what is the difference between occupational therapy and behavioral therapy?
Occupational therapists are task-oriented, looking at specific functions that aren't being performed or engaged in well. ABAs, however, are behavior-oriented, looking across different tasks or situations to identify problematic behavioral issues.
Correspondingly, what do occupational therapists do in mental health?
Occupational therapists recognise that engagement in meaningful occupation can promote good mental health, assist recovery and help people achieve personalised outcomes such as being able to care for themselves, engage in work and leisure activities, and participate within the community.
If you have one of these health problems, ask your doctor if OT could help you:
- Arthritis and chronic pain.
- Brain injury.
- Joint replacement.
- Spinal cord injury.
- Low vision.
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Poor balance.