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.
- 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
1 An Introduction: Tracking Developments in Mental Health Practice 1
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
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
8 Promoting Self‐Efficacy in Managing Major Depression 165
9 Veterans: Understanding Military Culture and the Possible Effects on Engagement 191
Nick Wood, Diane Cotterill and Jane Cronin-Davis