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Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health, 2nd Edition




Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health, 2nd Edition

Cathy Long (Editor), Jane Cronin-Davis (Editor), Diane Cotterill (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-99046-9 April 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 256 Pages


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.

List of Contributors ix

Preface xv

1 An Introduction: Tracking Developments in Mental Health Practice 1
Cheryl McMorris

2 Service User and Carer Involvement: Co‐production 17
Nashiru Momori and Gabrielle Richards

3 Creativity as a Transformative Process 35
Diane Cotterill and Lucy Coleman

4 Group Work in Occupational Therapy: Generic Versus Specialist Practice 59
Catherine Beynon‐Pindar

5 Working with Alice Smith: Services for Older People 87
Caroline Wolverson and Alison Williams

6 Occupational Therapy Interventions for Someone Experiencing Severe and Enduring Mental Illness 109
Lindsay Rigby and Ian Wilson

7 Forensic Mental Health: Creating Occupational Opportunities 139
Jane Cronin‐Davis

8 Promoting Self‐Efficacy in Managing Major Depression 165
Gill Richmond

9 Veterans: Understanding Military Culture and the Possible Effects on Engagement 191
Nick Wood, Diane Cotterill and Jane Cronin-Davis

Index 00