The Kawa Model Theory

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Introduction
I believe we perform and select task according to our beliefs and values. When you select an activity you tend to gravitate towards something that elicits positive emotions. Yet, there comes a time in your life when an occupation is something more. It gives you identity and purpose in life. When I was selecting the model for this assignment those were the aspects I took into consideration. What drove me to select certain activities, what made me feel whole, and what made me genuinely happy? First I began by writing down my beliefs and determining how they impact my occupation and occupation-based behaviors. After I wrote my beliefs down I went through my notes and glanced at the overall concepts of each model. There were three
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To really have a positive outcome with a client we have to allow the client to describe their views, their reality, context, and experiences in their own terms (Iwama, Thomson, & Macdonald, 2009). I believe you cannot tell someone about their own life. That’s why I feel the Kawa Model fits my belief system so well. The client is the one telling you about their life, their obstacles, their roles, and their beliefs. Everything intertwines together and you are their listener. You don’t try to make things fit into your perception of how life should be. It’s who they are and they are willing to let you in so you can help them. It’s a view into why they choose their occupation-based behaviors without them directly telling you. It is giving the therapist a holistic approach to the individual. For me I am letting others know the importance of the role as an aunt in my life and wanting it to lead to motherhood. This is also highly influenced by my Hispanic cultural normal on being a mother early on in life. Others, at times, do not understand the importance due to their cultural norms or beliefs. I don’t need people to compare my beliefs with theirs, but I do believe they need to accept my beliefs. The Kawa Model understands the role component in someone’s life and belonging to a specific context (Wada, 2011). It also understands different cultural norms that do not follow the specific American cultural norms (Paxson et al.,

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