Research Article  |   October 2016
The Power of Authenticity
Author Affiliations
  • Amy J. Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, is President, American Occupational Therapy Association; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; and Owner, AJLamb Consulting, Dexter, MI; ajlambconsulting@gmail.com
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health and Wellness / Professional Issues / Inaugural Presidential Address
Research Article   |   October 2016
The Power of Authenticity
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 2016, Vol. 70, 7006130010p1-7006130010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.706002
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 2016, Vol. 70, 7006130010p1-7006130010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.706002
Abstract

Occupational therapy practitioners can embrace the distinct value of occupational therapy by harnessing the power of authenticity in our daily practice. Practitioners, educators, students, and researchers being true to our core values, as well as the historical roots of the profession, will demonstrate how occupational therapy enhances clients' quality of life and positively affects their everyday lives. By harnessing the power of authenticity, we can drive the profession of occupational therapy into the future as practitioners with influence to meet the dynamic needs of health care and education systems.