New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Psychospiritual Integration Applied

  • 30 Jan 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Concord Hospital


  • Please bring your student ID to event check-in!

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Topic: Psychospiritual Integration Applied

CEUs: 2

Day/Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue: Pitman Conference Room, Concord Hospital, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH

Cost: Members - $10

          Non-Members - $20

          Students - Free (Please bring your student ID)

Presenters: LisaBeth Hammond Rogers, MSOT, OTR/L

PLEASE NOTE: This SIS is a follow-up to LisaBeth Hammond Rogers' "Psychospiritual Integration Theory: How Spirituality Can Inform Clinical Reasoning" presentation on Jan. 23, 2018. All are nevertheless welcome to attend regardless of previous attendance.

Presenter Bio: 

I graduated from Ithaca College in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Science, and again in December 2011 with a Masters of Occupational Therapy upon completion of my thesis Spirituality in Vocation: A Survey of Service Workers from an Occupational Science Perspective. I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Chris Kang of Queensland, Australia to complete my masters thesis and continue to exchange theoretical work related to Psychospiritual Integration. I have been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 5 years. I am currently based out of Concord, New Hampshire. My areas of practice are home care and skilled nursing facilities. I have special interests in dementia care, adult mental health in community settings, and integration of adults with developmental disabilities in the community.


1. Define spirituality for application in a clinical setting using Psychospiritual Integration Theory.

2. Apply development of an appropriate plan of care and treatment sessions using Psychospiritual Integration Theory to inform clinical decisions.

3. Identify transformative occupations to initiate and perpetuate an enabling cycle of occupational performance.


The theory of Psychospiritual Integration Frame of Reference defines spirituality as experienced by participating in occupations, spirituality is “…an integral harmony of six dimensions with each flowing from one into another along an ever-expanding continuum: becoming, meaning, being, centeredness, connectedness, transcendence…” (Kang, 2003). The Theory of Psychospiritual Integration provides concrete definitions which could help practicing therapists evaluate clients’ spiritual needs more thoroughly without focusing on religion (Kang, 2003). Spiritual experience occurs through the occupations which we partake in, from intricate religious rituals to mundane ADL’s (Kang, 2003; Kang, 2017). People can get into cycles of occupational performance which can be effected by spiritual components experienced (Kang, 2003). As occupational therapists, we intervene in disabling cycles of occupations by introducing transformative occupations to begin an enabling cycle of occupation (Hammond, 2011; Kang, 2017). Transformative occupations provide opportunities for experiencing spiritual elements which help maintain that enabling cycle of occupational performance (Donica, 2008; Kang, 2017). Occupational therapists fulfill a key role in in developing spiritual fulfillment through enabling occupational participation (Donica, 2008; Hammond, 2011; Kang, 2003; Kang, 2017). This presentation is about applying these constructs in the clinical setting through application.


Donica, D. K. (2008). Spirituality and Occupational Therapy: The Application of the Psychospiritual Integration Frame of Reference. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 27 (2), 107-121 .

Hammond, L. B. (2011). Spirituality and Vocation: A Survey of Service Workers from an Occupational Science Perspective. Thesis Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Kang, C. (2003). A psychospiritual integration frame of reference for occupational therapy. Part 1: Conceptual foundations. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 50, 92-103.

Kang, C. (2017). A psychospiritual integration frame of reference for occupational therapy. Part 2: Transformative occupations and the change process. Elsevier. Retrieved from:

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