Occupational Therapy for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a practical textbook which provides occupational therapists working in this area with a theoretical framework for practice. It outlines the work of the occupational therapist in this area of mental health and introduces a variety of theoretical approaches and therapeutic interventions used with child and adolescent mental health clients. The role of the occupational therapist as part of a multidisciplinary team is emphasised throughout.
This textbook will fill a real gap in the literature for occupational therapists, students and practitioners alike. It will alsobe welcomed by members of the other health care professions in the multidisciplinary team who need to understand each others roles so that they may work together more effectively.
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Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to child and adolescent mental health services. Development of occupational therapy in child and adolescent health services. Problems and disorders.
Section 2: Frames of reference used in CAMHS
Child development . Attachment theory. The therapeutic use of play. Family therapy, systems theory and the model of human occupation. Psychodynamic theories.
Section 3: Occupational therapy appropriate to age
Infants and young children. Occupational therapy with school age children. Occupational therapy in child and adolescent psychiatry .
Section 4: Occupational therapy in CAMHS internationally
Child psychiatry in the USA. Child Adolescent and family occupational therapy services in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Section 5: Factors affecting occupational therapy practice
Supervision. Protective legislation for children .