Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health : An Integrative Approach, Hardback Book

Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health : An Integrative Approach Hardback


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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.

Topics Included in the Second Edition:Integrative approach in assessmentInterviewing processPsychological assessmentLearning assessmentBehavioral assessmentBiological and spiritual assessmentComputerized assessment New to the Second Edition:Projective media assessmentsSpirituality concernsAssessments in wellness and pediatricsEvidence based researchWhile 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 adminstrationHow the instrument is administered, which will include the procedures, problems with administering, and materials neededThe presentation of a case study and interpretation of resultsStatistical analysis and recent studiesSuggestions for further research to continue the development and refinement of assessments in mental health occupational therapyOverall, 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.