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.
"The book manages to pack a great deal into the 500 or so pages and is highly recommended for those new to occupational therapy and mental health as it provides a valuable and broad overview of the subject."
Reviewed by: Dr Jean McQueen, The Forensic Network, NHS Scotland Date: Jan 2015
Section 1 INFORMING PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY
1 A short history of occupational therapy in mental health Catherine F. Paterson Service User Commentary by Matthew Pickles
2 Mental health and well-being Jon Fieldhouse, Katrina Bannigan
3 The knowledge base of occupational therapy Jennifer Creek Service User Commentary by Philippa Lalor
Section 2 THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCESS
4 Approaches to practice Jennifer Creek
5 Assessment and outcome measurement Alison Bullock
6 Planning and implementing interventions Sonya Mccullough
Section 3 ENSURING QUALITY
7 Professional accountability Clare Beighton, Bob Collins
8 Management and leadership Gabrielle Richards
9 Research and evidence-based practice Katrina Bannigan Service User Commentary by Karan Essien
Section 4 THE CONTEXT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
10 Ethics Diane E. Cotterill
11 Perspectives on using and providing services Anne-Laure Donskoy, Rosemarie Stevens, Wendy Bryant
12 Developing the student practitioner Anne Lawson-Porter Service User Commentary by Lisa J Ward
13 An intersectional approach to inequity Marina Morrow, Susan Lynn Hardie
Section 5 OCCUPATIONS
14 Physical activity for mental health and well-being Fiona Cole Service User Commentary by Daljit Saini
15 Cognitive approaches to intervention Sarah Lee, Rachel West Service User Commentary by Sarah Mercer
16 Client-centred groups Marli Cole Service User Commentary by Lucia Franco
17 Creative activities Julie Walters, Wendy Sherwood, Helen Mason Service User Commentary by Ruth Sayers
18 Play Rob Brooks, Carolyn Dunford
19 Life skills Kevin Cordingley, Hannah Pell
20 Green care and occupational therapy Jon Fieldhouse, Joe Sempik Service User Commentary by Dinah Laprairie
21 Work and vocational pursuits Ellie Fossey, Sally Bramley
Section 6 PEOPLE AND SETTINGS
22 The acute setting Katherine Sims Service User Commentary by Mary Nettle
23 Community work with severe and enduring mental health problems Simon Hughes, Hazel Parker
24 Older people Jennifer Wenborn
25 Emotional health and well-being of children and young people Susan Evans, Jagoda Banovic Service User Commentary by Sarah Marley
26 Learning disabilities Jane Goodman, Wendy Wright Service User Commentary by Eric Seall
27 Forensic and prison services Sharon Mcneil, Katrina Bannigan
28 Substance misuse Jenny Lancaster, John Chacksfield Service User Commentary by Trish Staples
29 Working on the margins: occupational therapy and social inclusion E. Madeleine Duncan, Jennifer Creek