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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry
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In brief: Teach living skills

Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living.
They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment.

In brief: Teach living skills

Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living.
They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment.
Dr. Austina Cho
Dr. Austina Cho
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: OT

They assess & treat patients with physical, mental & cognitive impairments.
They also identify & eliminate environmental barriers to independence & participation in daily activities. They educate patients & caretakers regarding activities of daily living. They work closely with professionals in Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Nursing, Social work & the Community.

In brief: OT

They assess & treat patients with physical, mental & cognitive impairments.
They also identify & eliminate environmental barriers to independence & participation in daily activities. They educate patients & caretakers regarding activities of daily living. They work closely with professionals in Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Nursing, Social work & the Community.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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