Volume 10, Issue 3 (2022) Summer 2022

Special Sections: Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention in Occupational Therapy and COVID-19

The critical work of occupational therapy therapists and occupational therapy assistants in mental health practice supporting recovery and participation in meaningful occupations transcends conventional mental health practice. There are novel opportunities, barriers, settings, and shifting practice models and frames of reference, which are explored and highlighted using a case report mechanism to inform clinical practice. Further, there is an opportunity for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to implement psychosocial assessment and interventions that support a return or the development of occupations regardless of settings, populations, and conditions. The first special section will feature this content.

In 2020, the world became exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and a worldwide pandemic ensued. Since that time, the spread of the virus has had a profound impact on the lives of people who became ill from the virus along with those who lost loved ones to the virus, those who work as health care providers, those who tested positive despite being asymptomatic, and even those who did not contract the virus but had to shelter in place through various COVID-19 restrictions to minimize the spread of the virus. This special section highlights the occupational disruption that has occurred for our clients, occupational therapists, occupational therapy students, and occupational therapy faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Letter from the Editor

Special Section: Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention Case Studies


Occupational Therapy in Secondary Transition: A Case Report
Latoya Harvey, Susan Zapf, and Sandra E. Groger

Special Section: COVID-19


Occupational Therapists and COVID-19 Pandemic: An Observational Survey in Europe
Christian Pozzi, Alessandro Lanzoni, Pier Carlo Battain, Evelyn Alvarez, Eduardo Tobar, Ruth Hersche, Stefano Cavalli, Anna Monsò, Eva Llarch, Giuseppe Bellelli, Alessandro Morandi, and Maud Graff


Occupational Disruption: The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Behavioral Inflexibility and Anxiety of Autistic Children
Aaron R. Dallman, Catherine Perry, Jessica Goldblum, Nicole M. Butera, Brian Boyd, and Clare Harrop


Occupational Disruptions Among Health Professional Faculty During COVID-19 Pandemic
Supawadee C. Lee, Mahrukh Awan, Uruj Chaudhary, and Priyanka John


Occupational Disruptions Among Health Professional Graduate Students During COVID-19 Pandemic
Supawadee C. Lee, Blerta Blushi, Joy Ann Dimaculangan, Anahid Keshishian, and Michelle Segovia


Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Emily N. Maas, Allison Sullivan, Said Nafai, and James Plummer

Occupation and the Artist


Guest Editor
Bryan M. Gee, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, CLARocky Mountain University of Health Professions, USA
Guest Editor
Sonia S. Zimmer-man, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAUniversity of North Dakota, USA
Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA
Managing Editor
Nancy Hock, Ph.D., OTRL, CHT
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Miller, MS, OTR/L
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, PhD
Art Editor
Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Copy Editor
Rachel Harley, MS, OTR/L

You may at ot-ojot@wmich.edu

Occupation and the Artist

The “Occupation and the Artist” section of OJOT highlights the use of art in the practice of OT and in the occupations of both consumers of OT services and its practitioners. Click here to explore this unique feature of OJOT.

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