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