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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects many individual's participation in daily activities. There is a lack of research in the area of occupational therapy (OT) treatment for veterans with PTSD. However, there has been an expressed need in the literature for a developed intervention for veterans with PTSD that includes communication skills as a component. To date, a manualized communication skills OT intervention for veterans with PTSD has not been created. The purpose of this paper was to develop a resource tool for occupational therapists to utilize as an intervention when treating veterans with PTSD using the framework of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) as its theoretical foundation.

Publication Date

Spring 2024


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Occupational therapy, Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, Veterans, Communication

Medical Subject Headings

Stress disorders, post-traumatic, Veterans, Occupational therapy


Occupational Therapy | Other Psychology


Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences April 10-17, 2024

A Manualized Occupational Therapy Communication Skills Intervention  for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder