IRM

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IRM

abbreviation for
(Psychology) innate releasing mechanism
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The Intentional Relationship Model can be beneficial in role-play scenarios by defining and articulating the therapeutic interaction between the occupational therapist and the patient.
The Intentional Relationship Model (IRM) is a conceptual framework for describing the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic use of self in the context of occupational therapy practice.
In 14 chapters, occupational therapists from the US describe the scope of practice in mental health occupational therapy; standards of practice; a public health approach to children's mental health; the occupation environment, development and participation in occupation, and interventions in the early, mid, and late lifespans; applications of the Intentional Relationship Model in the therapeutic relationship; the use of therapeutic groups; and the role of the group leader.
Covering the historical development of the foundations of modern OT theory, its status today, and a look toward its future, the revised text includes new chapters on the intentional relationship model, the functional group model, cognitive-behavioral therapy, therapeutic reasoning, and activity analysis; a case example for each of the eight models presented in the text; explanations from international therapists describing how they incorporate the models in practice; updated terminology from the OT Practice Framework and the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health; and real-world advice from client stories opening most chapters.

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