Oakley, F., Caswell, S., & Parks, R. (2008). Occupational therapists’ role on U.S. army and U.S. public health service commissioned corps disaster mental health response teams. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(3), 361-4.
"Occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, speech–language pathologists, and audiologists are commissioned in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and make up the therapist category…"
"Since September 2004, occupational therapists have regularly deployed as members of disaster mental health teams, typically serving for 2 weeks at time."
"occupational therapists can serve not only as essential members of disaster mental health teams but also as effective team leaders."