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Research Article  |   June 1984
Crisis Intervention: The Nuclear Task Approach
Author Affiliations
  • Mark S. Rosenfeld, MS, OTR, is Director of Occupational Therapy, Human Resource Institute, Brookline, MA 02146
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Research Article   |   June 1984
Crisis Intervention: The Nuclear Task Approach
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1984, Vol. 38, 382-385. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.6.382
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1984, Vol. 38, 382-385. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.6.382
Abstract

Failure to perform certain life tasks adequately contributes to crisis development. Occupational therapists frequently treat individuals in crisis. The state of crisis disrupts normal activity patterns, adding to the individual’s sense of helplessness and disequilibrium. Activities may play a crucial role in the process of recovery. “Nuclear tasks” are activities that promote adaptive resolution of crisis elements and spur active problem solving on the part of crisis patients.