The CPPF is an evidence-based, client-centred and occupation-based framework designed to help guide occupational therapists throughout the practice process when working with clients. The CPPF consists of eight action points.
The 'enter/initiate' action point is the first contact between a client and an occupational therapist (OT). During the initial contact, an OT may discuss the client's potential occupational issues and decide whether to proceed with the practice process. 'Set the stage' involves the OT documenting informed-consent and developing rapport with the client. The 'assess/evaluation' action point involves assessing and consulting with a client to determine any factors that may be influencing the performance of occupations. 'Agree on objectives and plan' involves client and OT collaborating to prioritize occupational issues and agree on occupational goals that the client would like to achieve. The 'implement the plan' action point engages the client in the plan as agreed upon. 'Monitor and modify' involves an ongoing evaluation to determine if the client is progressing towards their occupational goal. If progress is not proceeding as intended, the OT and client may formulate a new plan. The 'evaluate outcome' action point reassess the client's occupational issues to compare the results with the initial findings and document potential next steps. 'Conclude/exit' action involves the client and OT ending the therapeutic relationship.
NOTE: This is an overview of the CPPF and does not fully describe all actions needed when working with clients. Refer to Townsend et al. for more information.
Townsend, Elizabeth A., and Helene J. Polatajko. Enabling Occupation II: Advancing an Occupational Therapy Vision for Health, Well-Being, & Justice Through Occupation. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, 2007.