Becoming an Occupational Therapist

Christopher McKenna, Cath Wright

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According to the College of Occupational Therapists, Occupational therapists help people engage as independently as possible in the activities (occupations) which enhance their health and wellbeing . This book provides a practical approach for those considering occupational therapy as a career. Dispelling the myths about occupational therapy, Chris McKenna and Cath Wright explore current practice and introduce the reader to a range of innovations in modern occupational therapy training and practice. The reader is taken on a journey from their initial enquiry about this essential profession, to the point at which they consider the direction of their first graduate post. Information is provided to enable a prospective student to access a suitable course and negotiate the application process. They are presented with advice from experienced educators on how to get the most from their academic and practice placement opportunities. This text culminates in the consideration of the variety of career opportunities available for the successful graduates.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBPP Learning Media
Number of pages200
ISBN (Print)9781445397306
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2012


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