Psychological skills:

When working with someone with a mental health condition, occupational therapists employ a variety of assessments. Once the necessary information has been obtained, the therapist creates a personalized occupational profile. This profile is used for goal-setting and treatment planning.

Common areas of assessment include:

* Activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing, eating)

* Instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., driving, money management, shopping)

* Education

* Work (paid and volunteer)

* Play

* Leisure

* Social participation

* Motor processing skills

* Mental and cognitive processing skills

* Communication and interaction skills

* Habits, roles and routines

* Performance contexts (e.g., cultural, physical, spiritual)

* Activity demands

* Client factors (e.g., difficulties due to body structures or functions)

* Occupational self-assessment