Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists
Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists (Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter) is an independent, non-political and non-denominational association of occupational therapists.
The association, is both a professional organization and a trade union, handles professional and training issues, monitors pertinent political developments, salaries, collective agreements, and matters related to professional development and the formation of public opinion.
The association has about 10,200 members, of whom almost 1,000 were student Occupational Therapists, and only 4 per cent were male, meaning there is a strong female overrepresentation. The strength of the organization is grounded on professional fellowship and the representation of its members. Almost 90 per cent of Sweden's occupational therapists are members of the Association - possibly because the strength of the organization is based upon professional fellowship and the competent representation of its members..