Occupational Therapy for Antisocial Personality Disorder

Our specialist mental health occupational therapists provide therapy online for people with antisocial personality disorder. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with antisocial personality disorder?

A mental health occupational therapist is different from a psychologist or psychiatrist. Mental health occupational therapists look at how your condition affects the functional aspects of your life and work with you on ways to improve this.

Occupational therapy can benefit people with antisocial personality disorder in several ways:

1) Developing empathy and social skills: Occupational therapists can work with individuals to improve their ability to understand and consider other people’s perspectives and build social skills. They may provide guidance and practice in appropriate communication techniques, emotional regulation, and problem-solving strategies to enhance positive social interactions.

2) Anger management and emotional regulation: Occupational therapy can help individuals with antisocial personality disorder learn to recognize and manage their anger and other emotions in a healthy way. This may involve teaching relaxation techniques, providing coping strategies, and exploring alternative ways to respond to difficult situations.

3) Building and maintaining positive relationships: Occupational therapists can assist individuals in developing and maintaining healthy relationships, both personal and professional. They can help individuals identify and address barriers to relationship-building, such as trust issues or difficulty understanding social cues.

4) Enhancing vocational skills: Occupational therapy can focus on developing vocational skills to help individuals with antisocial personality disorder become more employable and maintain stable employment. This may include assistance with job searching, interview skills, resume writing, and providing support to navigate workplace dynamics.

5) Addressing occupational dysfunction: Occupational therapy aims to improve overall functioning and participation in daily activities. Therapists can help individuals identify and overcome barriers that prevent them from engaging in meaningful occupations, such as self-care activities, leisure pursuits, and community engagement.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of occupational therapy may vary for each individual, and a multidisciplinary approach that includes therapy, medication management, and support from mental health professionals is often recommended for individuals with antisocial personality disorder.

Occupational therapy assessments for antisocial personality disorder

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 

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If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with antisocial personality disorder in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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