Academic Literature: OT Interventions in Newcomer Contexts

Organized by date, beginning with articles published most recently:

  • Trimboli, C. & Halliwell, V. (2018) A survey to explore the interventions used by occupational therapists and occupational therapy students with refugees and
    asylum seekers. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 2, 106-113.
  • Blankvoort, N., Arslan, M., Tonoyan, A., Damour, A., & Mpabanzi, L. (2018). A new you: A collaborative exploration of occupational therapy’s role with refugees. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin.
  • Trimboli, C., & Taylor, J. (2016). Addressing the occupational needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(6), 434-437. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12349
  • Pooremamali, P., Persson, D., Östman, M., & Eklund, M. (2015). Facing challenges during occupation: Middle eastern immigrants’ paths to occupational well-being in Sweden. Journal of Occupational Science, 22, 228-241 14p. doi:10.1080/14427591.2013.790667
  • King, G., Desmarais, C., Lindsay, S., Pierart, G., & Tetreault, S. (2015). The roles of effective communication and client engagement in delivering culturally sensitive care to immigrant parents of children with disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37, 1372-1381. doi:10.3109/09638288.2014.972580
  • Lindsay, S., Tetrault, S., Desmaris, C., King, G. A., & Pierart, G. (2014). The cultural brokerage work of occupational therapists in providing culturally sensitive care. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.Revue Canadienne d’Ergotherapie, 81, 114-123.
  • Maroney, P., Potter, M., & Thacore, V. R. (2014). Experiences in occupational therapy with afghan clients in Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61, 13-19. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12094
  • Boyle, M. (2014). Occupational performance and self-determination: The role of the occupational therapist as volunteer in two mountain communities. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61, 6-12. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12104
  • AlHeresh, R., Bryant, W., & Holm, M. (2013). Community-based rehabilitation in Jordan: Challenges to achieving occupational justice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, 1848-1852. doi:10.3109/09638288.2012.756944
  • Bishop, R., & Purcell, E. (2013). The value of an allotment group for refugees. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76, 264-269 6p. doi:10.4276/030802213X13706169932824
  • Gupta, J. (2012). Human displacement, occupational disruptions, and reintegration: a case study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 66, 27-29. Retrieved from
  • McElroy, T., Muyinda, H., Atim, S., Spittal, P., & Backman, C. (2012). War, displacement and productive occupations in northern Uganda. Journal of Occupational Science, 19, 198-212 15p. doi:10.1080/14427591.2011.614681
  • Pooremamali, P., Ostman, M., Persson, D., & Eklund, M. (2011). An occupational therapy approach to the support of a young immigrant female’s mental health: A story of bicultural personal growth. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 6, 10.3402/qhw.v6i3.7084. Epub 2011 Sep 8. doi:10.3402/qhw.v6i3.7084
  • Pooremamali, P., Persson, D., & Eklund, M. (2011). Occupational therapists’ experience of working with immigrant clients in mental health care. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 18, 109-121. doi:10.3109/11038121003649789
  • Reid, D. T., & Chiu, T. M. (2011). Research lessons learned: Occupational therapy with culturally diverse mothers of premature infants. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.Revue Canadienne d’Ergotherapie, 78, 173-179.
  • Black, M. (2011). From kites to kitchens: Collaborative community-based occupational therapy with refugees survivors of torture. In F. Kronenberg, N. Pollard, & D. Sakellariou (Eds.), Occupational therapy without borders, Volume 2 (217-225). Britain: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
  • Copley, J., Turpin, M., Gordon, S., & McLaren, C. (2011). Development and evaluation of an occupational therapy program for refugee high school students. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58, 310-316. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00933.x
  • Campbell, E. J., & Turpin, M. J. (2010). Refugee settlement workers’ perspectives on home safety issues for people from refugee backgrounds. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57, 425-430. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2010.00882.x
  • Horghagen, S., & Josephsson, S. (2010). Theatre as liberation, collaboration and relationship for asylum seekers. Journal of Occupational Science, 17, 168-176 9p.
  • Mitchell, A. (2008). Reflections on working with south Sudanese refugees in settlement and capacity building in regional Australia. In N. Pollard, D. Sakellariou, & F. Kronenberg (Eds.) A political practice of Occupational Therapy (197-205). Britain: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.