130 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Moses N Ikiugu

Understanding Meaningful Occupation and its Healing Qualities

Moses N Ikiugu, PhD, OTR/L, Professor and Director of Research, Occupational Therapy Department, University of South Dakota

Session Details
In this seminar, we will discuss the following:
– The nature of meaningful occupations – The difference between meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations
– The postulated healing properties of meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations
– Future research to clarify the nature of meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations

Suggested readings: Ikiugu, M. N. (2019). Meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations: Characteristics and implications for occupational therapy practice. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 35(1), 40-58. DOI: 10.1080/0164212X.2018.1486768
Ikiugu, M. N., Lucas-Molitor, W., Feldhacker, D., Gebhart, C., Spier, M., Kapels, L…Gaikowski, R. (2019). Guidelines for occupational therapy interventions based on meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20, 2027-2053. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-00…
Ikiugu, M. N., & Pollard, N. (2015). Meaningful living across the lifespan: Occupation-based intervention strategies for occupational therapists and scientists. Forest Hill, London: Whiting & Birch.

For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/