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Personal Causation; the inner sense

Updated: May 10, 2021

Our personal causation or, sense of competence and effectiveness is with us from even our earliest days and grows and develops with us. It is an important factor to consider when working with our patients/service users as, personal causation heavily influences our participation in occupation and what we seek to achieve. As, more often than not, we want to be competent at the things we value and we tend to find enjoyable the things that we do well and, dislike doing the things that we are not so good at. Personal causation does not need to be articulated into words, it can be expressed in a person’s actions but, for the sake of this bog I will try to put the concept into the written form and give you examples.

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