The COPM in Use

The COPM process is an open dialogue between client and therapist, each bringing their own expertise and perspective to the conversation. The COPM’s flexibility allows the therapist considerable leeway to ensure the tool works best for the situation. The tool’s flexibility has also enabled its use in practice, research and programs, and within multi-disciplinary teams, both as a program development and program evaluation tool.

Featured Case Studies

In Practice

The COPM and Asperger’s Syndrome

Making the interview part interesting and getting the child involved is crucial to the successful and valid completion of the COPM.

Multidisciplinary Teams

Using the COPM in Multidisciplinary Teams

Although designed specifically for use by occupational therapists, the COPM has proven to be a useful tool for multidisciplinary teams, as the following examples illustrate.

In Practice

Kickstarting Dialogue Between Client and Therapist

Barbara is a 56-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital because of depression. She lives with her husband and does occasional bookkeeping for a local business. They have two sons who are grown and have their own families.