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Research Article  |   July 1983
The Development of an Occupational Therapy Interview/Therapy Set Procedure
Author Affiliations
  • Suzanne M. Peloquin, OTR/L, is Director of Occupational Therapy, Highland Hospital, Charleston, West Virginia 25064
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Mental Health / Features
Research Article   |   July 1983
The Development of an Occupational Therapy Interview/Therapy Set Procedure
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1983, Vol. 37, 457-461. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.7.457
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1983, Vol. 37, 457-461. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.7.457
Abstract

Emphasis on returning patients quickly to the community requires staff in acute psychiatric settings to maximize therapeutic efforts within limited time frames. To satisfy standards for practice, therapists must constantly apply time management techniques to their therapeutic endeavors. Despite patient stays as brief as 10 days, practitioners continue to evaluate, treat, and plan for the discharge of each patient referred to their service. This led to a reassessment and restructuring of the initial occupational therapy interview in one psychiatric setting. The objectives of the interview, with particular emphasis on therapy set, are reviewed. These objectives were incorporated into a three-part procedure of interview/therapy set. The forms that structure the procedure are discussed as adaptable tools for use in similar settings.