This groundbreaking text focuses on the important and growing role of occupational therapy in the assessment and treatment of individuals with psychiatric conditions and those whose life circumstances generate significant challenges to their mental health and well-being. The authors build on a foundation of theoretically informed, evidence-based, and person-centered practices to define the therapist's role as an integral member of the health-care team. This is the major occupational therapy text to incorporate a recovery-oriented perspective as both a philosophy and guideline for assessment and intervention. It organizes its content on the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model, which promotes full participation in the everyday lives of individuals with mental illness and those struggling with psychosocial issues related to their disabilities. It uses Evidence-Based Practice boxes to provide a synthesis of major research in the area and implications for practice.
It emphasizes The Lived Experience of mental illness and recovery, recognizing the whole person and his or her state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health, while also addressing co-occurring conditions such as depression, stroke, substance abuse, spinal cord injury, attention deficit disorder, and learning disabilities. It features a personal narrative in each chapter to reinforce a first-person, client-centered approach that illustrates the confluence of the person, environment, and occupational construct from various perspectives. It structures each diagnostic chapter to include a description of the condition(s) DSM-IV box(es) of diagnostic criteria current thinking about etiology, genetic factors, and prevalence course of the disorder gender and culture-specific information impact of the disorder on occupational performance evaluation medications occupational therapy interventions. It offers the multi-disciplinary expertise of contributors who address the breadth and complexity of mental health practice.
I. Foundations; Recovery: Hope and Empowerment; History of Mental Health: Perspectives of Consumers and Practitioners; Person-Environment-Occupation Model; Psychosocial Concerns with Disability; Evidence-based Practice in Mental Health; II. The Person; Section 1. Introduction; Introduction to the Person; Section 2. Diagnosis; Autism Spectrum Disorders; ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Eating Disorders; Personality Disorders; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Schizophrenia; Substance-Related Disorders; Co-occurring Disorders; Dementia; Section 3. Client Factors; Cognitive Skills; Cognitive Beliefs; Sensory Skills; Communication and Interaction Skills; Coping Skills; Intensive Case Management; Partial Hospitalization and Day Treatment; Workplace; Homeless and Women's Shelters; Wraparound Programs; IV. Occupation; Section 1. Introduction; Introduction to Occupation and Co-Occupation; Section 2. Occupations; Occupation and Well Being; Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; Student: K - 12; Student: College and Adult Education; Work; Social Participation; Play, Leisure, and Recreation; Rest, Sleep, and Restorative Occupations; Spirituality; Grief and Bereavement.