Jaime Phillip Muñoz

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The present study examined how practitioners conceptualized culture and used their understanding of a client's culture to provide culturally responsive caring. Descriptions of practice were elicited from experienced practitioners serving culturally diverse clients. Twelve practitioners completed a written questionnaire and participated in a telephone(More)
The homeless population in the US has dramatically increased in the past two decades. People who are homeless often lack skills sets such as stress management and social skills, independent living skills, and skills for vocational and leisure engagement. Best practice vocational education and training programs for individuals who are homeless recognize that(More)
The profession of Occupational Therapy advocates for new and emerging areas of practice that more fully embrace our moral responsibility to address significant social injustices that exist in our communities (Kronenberg, Algado, & Pollard, 2005). The service-learning pedagogy is impacted by the philosophical and theoretical influences of John Dewey, the(More)
SUMMARY This paper describes creative instruction strategies that prepare students for community-based practice. These educational innovations are designed to prepare graduates to understand occupation-based service delivery in community settings, to develop community-built programs that are responsive to community needs, and to understand how to both(More)
SUMMARY Faculty-practitioner partnerships that address mutually established, practice-relevant priorities have great potential to bridge academy and practice. Each partner has a different purpose or mission but together embracing mutually beneficial opportunities through sustainable partnerships, exponentially increases the outcomes that could result. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The article aims to provide an occupational perspective on the lives of people with a serious mental illness who have committed a criminal offense and are incarcerated in a secure environment. PURPOSE The article focuses on ways that institutions fail to meet occupational needs of such persons and the challenges for mental health and psychiatric(More)
SUMMARY Project Employ is a grant-funded program providing occupational therapy services to persons who are homeless. At Project Employ productive role involvement is the primary program outcome. Choices for productive role involvement are keyed by the person's interests and preferences, assessment is an ongoing process, prevocational training and rapid job(More)
The incarcerated population in U.S jails has more than doubled in the last thirty years while prison populations have quintupled. Over half of those released from incarceration return to correctional systems within one year of release. One of the reasons for these high rates of recidivism is that many inmates lack the community living skills necessary for(More)
ABSTRACT This study was designed to describe multicultural training practices in occupational therapy programs. A survey was sent to occupational therapy programs in the United States to gather information on multicultural content, skills, and teaching methods as well as diversity context and challenges. The response rate was 54%. The most frequently(More)