Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach, 2nd Edition

Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach, 2nd Edition

English | ISBN: 1556427735 | 2007 | 544 Pages | PDF | 7 MB


Barbara Hemphill-Pearson's Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health has been updated and expanded into a much anticipated Second Edition. This text is a unique compilation of mental health assessments that are used in practice and taught in occupational therapy clinics and academic programs. With 30 contributors from a wide range of specialty areas in occupational therapy, this text is significantly revised with 23 chapters divided into 9 sections. The revisions elucidate the authors' perspectives so that they can be incorporated into mental health practices.

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.

Topic Included in the Second Edition:
Integrative approach in assessment
Interviewing process
Psychological assessment
Learning assessment
Behavioral assessment
Biological and spiritual assessment
Computerized assessment

New to the Second Edition:
Projective media assessments
Spirituality concerns
Assessments in wellness and pediatrics
Evidence based research

While introducing new assessments and offering updated information, this Second Edition supports an occupational therapist's development of evaluation responsibilities. Also, incorporated throughout the text is the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.

Each Chapter Includes:
A theoretical base on the assessment including historical development, rationale for development, behaviors assessed, appropriate patient use, review of literature, and assessment adminstration
How the instrument is administered, which will include the procedures, problems with administering, and materials needed
The presentation of a case study and interpretation of results
Statistical analysis and recent studies
Suggestions for further research to continue the development and refinement of assessments in mental health occupational therapy

Overall, Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health provides information that can be used to scrutinize evaluation procedures and practices while providing a sound foundation for a holistic, integrated approach to client assessment.

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