Occupational Therapy & ACT SIG Information

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Occupational Therapy & ACT SIG

Affiliated 2018

Mission/Objectives

The mission of an OT ACBS SIG would include the following:
1. To promote collaboration within a growing community with an interest in how Contextual Behavioral Science informs Occupational Therapy Practice and how Occupational Therapy Practice may inform Contextual Behavioral Science.
2. Collaboration may include efforts to support clinical application, education, research, resource development, and/or publication specific to the application of Contextual Behavioral Science to Occupational Therapy.

General Interest Area to be Specifically Addressed

Quality of life with a focus on daily Occupation (Self-care, productivity and leisure) is the core of Occupational Therapy Practice. This group would focus on the performance components of Occupation which are volition (Values, interests, personal causation), performance patterns (Habits, roles, routines) and performance skills (Motor, process, communication) and how this relates to psychological flexibility in daily practice.

SIG Activities

The group will start with a general listserv and will expand into other areas as interest grows. There is a growing interest in incorporating ACT into practice internationally in many Occupational Therapy Sectors.

Description of Membership

All members of ACBS are welcome.