Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Recovery is an emerging health concept in Ethiopia with an increased appreciation for a possibility of recovery and action oriented approaches. We recognize the value of doing, the value of rehabilitation and the value of meaningful activity. Our goal is to broaden the spectrum of health care to include rehabilitation and recovery.
In 2010 on the invitation of Addis Ababa University two mental health OT’s went to Ethiopia for a month to explore a partnership in rehabilitation. Our inital goal was to contribute to the training and education of rehabilitation, psychiatric and clinical psychology staff at Addis Ababa University. We hope to explore the possiblity of an OT graduate degree program at Addis Ababa Univeristy in the coming years.
To date 8 one month training trips to Ethiopia have occurred, usually in the Fall months.
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