Description : This book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The book covers all areas of practice in the field, including mental health promotion, acute psychiatry, community work, severe and enduring mental illness, working with older people, child and adolescent mental health, forensic occupational therapy, substance misuse and working with people on the margins of society. The theory chapters are written by occupational therapists who are recognised experts in their fields and the applied chapters are written by practitioners. An innovation in this edition is the inclusion of commentaries by service users on some of the chapters. This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on: philosophy and theory base the occupational therapy process ensuring quality the context of occupational therapy occupations client groups. Important new areas that are covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development and continuing professional development. Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume. Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation. Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect. It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education. Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic. For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest. Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses.
Description : Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health, Second Edition proposes an exciting integrated approach to assessing multiple systems. the chapters in this text also present a thorough process for approaching client evaluation. In addition, the reasoning process is explored in a way that is helpful to occupational therapy students and practitioners at all levels.
Description : Now in its fifth edition, this seminal textbook for occupational therapy students and practitioners has retained the comprehensive detail of previous editions with significant updates, including the recovery approach informed by a social perspective. Emerging settings for practice are explored and many more service users have been involved as authors, writing commentaries on 14 chapters. All chapters are revised and there are also new chapters, such as mental health and wellbeing, professional accountability, intersectionality, green care and working with marginalized populations. Chapter 11 is written by two people who have received occupational therapy, examining different perspectives on the experience of using services. This edition is divided into clear sections, exploring theory and practice issues in detail. The first section covers the historical, theoretical and philosophical basis for occupational therapy in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. The second section examines the occupational therapy process, followed by a third section on ensuring quality in contemporary practice. The fourth section offers insights into issues arising from the changing contexts for occupational therapy including an analysis of the implications for occupational therapy education. The fifth section has eight chapters on specific occupations that can be applied across the varied settings which are covered in the sixth and final section. Occupational Therapy and Mental Health is essential reading for students and practitioners across all areas of health and/or social care, in statutory, private or third (voluntary) sectors, and in institutional and community-based settings. Presents different theories and approaches Outlines the occupational therapy process Discusses the implications of a wide range of practice contexts Describes a broad range of techniques used by occupational therapists Provides many different perspectives through service user commentaries Coverage of trust as part of professional accountability, leadership, green care, ethical practice using a principled approach Additional and extended service user commentaries An editorial team selected and mentored by the retired editors, Jennifer Creek and Lesley Lougher
Description : This revision of a well-loved text continues to embrace the confluence of person, environment, and occupation in mental health as its organizing theoretical model, emphasizing the lived experience of mental illness and recovery. Rely on this groundbreaking text to guide you through an evidence-based approach to helping clients with mental health disorders on their recovery journey by participating in meaningful occupations. Understand the recovery process for all areas of their lives—physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental—and know how to manage co-occurring conditions.
Description : Advancing Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Practice looks atthe contribution that occupational therapists make to the lives ofclients living with mental illness. It examines current practicedevelopments and the innovative research that is shapingoccupational therapy within the mental health arena, nationally andinternationally. The book employs a distinctive and engaging narrative approach,bringing to life key issues in practice and research. It introducesthe reader to the mental health context, opening with a historicaloverview and then exploration of the current developments inoccupational therapy before moving on to discuss the culturalcontext and the need for cultural sensitivity in practice. Serviceusers and expert clinicians offer their narratives, through whichthe clinical utility and cultural appropriateness of existingoccupational therapy concepts, assessments and outcome measures arediscussed and the associated implications for practicehighlighted. Advancing Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Practice introducesand explores a variety of specialised work contexts from practicingin acute inpatient settings to crisis intervention, home treatment,forensic mental health settings and the specialist role ofoccupational therapy in community mental health and socialservices. Chapters are enriched with case stories, personalnarratives and guided reflection.
Description : In this stimulating new volume, the value of research with control groups is demonstrated as occupational therapists are given concrete evidence that is helpful in clarifying theoretical belief systems. Experts provide suggestions for refining clinical practices with empirical investigations. The exciting contributions in this well-researched volume form a comprehensive battery of tests that evaluates the mental operations that guide functional performance--with the prospect of gaining a clearer understanding of the mental difficulties that patients have in performance. Other topics include the human occupation model and the relationships between cognitive disabilities and occupational behavior/human occupation.
Description : Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health is an accessible and informative guide to the application of theory and the evidence-base to contemporary clinical practice. Fully updated throughout, chapters cover a range of mental health issues, approaches and settings, including service user and carer involvement, group work, services for older people, interventions, forensic mental health, and managing depression. Key Features Written by an expert author team, drawing on a wide range of evidence, service contexts, national policy and legislation. Focus on person-centred practice in mental health services. Each chapter also contains a variety of learning features, including task boxes, reflective questions and further readings, to aid understanding and demonstrate the use of evidence to inform clinical decision-making. The second edition of this easy-to-read and practical textbook is an ideal resource for occupational therapy students, clinical practitioners, and anyone looking for a concise, accessible guide to evidence-based practice and how it informs occupational therapy in mental health.
Description : Comprehensive and informative, the extensively revised fifthedition of Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and MentalHealth is an accessible overview of occupational therapy inpsychiatry, providing key information on a range of internationalmodels of occupational therapy as well as their practicalapplications. The fifth edition includes: • Case studies throughout to illustrate application oftheory to practice • Coverage of key concepts and issues in occupationaltherapy • New material on emerging areas of practice • Comprehensive information on assessment and treatmentfor children, adolescents and adults, covering key mental healthconditions Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health isan ideal resource for students in occupational therapy, newlyqualified and experienced practitioners, and other allied healthprofessionals seeking an up-to-date, globally relevant resource onpsychiatry and mental health care.
Description : The Third Edition of this classic text provides the basic foundation for the practice of occupational therapy for persons with mental health problems. This invaluable reference reflects new developments in basic neuroscience, psychopharmacology, occupational therapy theory and treatment methods. The text is written in an engaging, user-friendly style, offering ample tables, group protocols, case studies, and text boxes. In addition to providing information on newer medications such as SSRIs and atypical antipsychotics, this edition offers three additional treatment models: cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, and psychiatric rehabilitation. A new chapter on "Who Is the Consumer?" as well as increased information on the applications of DSM-IV diagnoses are covered.