Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation
By Catana Brown, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, and Virginia C. Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA.
“This is a text we have all been waiting for…I can’t help but think that our earlier leaders in mental health—Dr. Adolph Meyer, Dr. William Dutton, and Eleanor Clark Slagle, to name a few—who knew the power of occupation and stressed the importance of engagement in an enabling environment, would be pleased to see this work come to a format that would guide clinicians to make a difference in the everyday lives of people with mental challenges that require the skills of an occupational therapist.”
—Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L,
FAOTA Past President
American Occupational Therapy Association (2004 to 2007)
from the Foreword
This Client-centered, recovery-oriented text gives voice to the lived experience of mental illness across the life span. You will be guided through the assessment and interventions of individuals with mental health conditions and those whose life circumstances generate significant challenges to their participation in valued activities.
- Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model
The organizing principle for this text frames a contemporary, occupational performance, client-centered, and evidence-based approach to occupational therapy in mental health.
- The “lived experience” of mental illness and recovery across the life span
Individuals in recovery and their families share their perspectives through photographs and narratives, providing OTs with insights that enable them to better understand the lived experience.
- Assessment and intervention
More than 230 evidence-based and theoretically grounded assessments and interventions address psychosocial issues.
- Active Learning Strategies
End of chapter activities emphasize self-reflection and applications of knowledge.
Thorough definitions and discussions emphasize their impact on occupational performance.
Full chapters highlight the importance of context, describing the different settings in which occupational therapists work.
- International expertise
Renowned contributors from around the globe share their wealth of knowledge.