Early, Mary Beth

Mental health concepts and techniques for the occupational therapy assistant - 5th ed. - Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, 2017 - xxii, 648 p. ; 24 cm.


History and basic concepts --
Selected medical and psychological models of mental health and illness --
Selected practice models for occupational therapy in mental health --
Human occupation and mental health throughout the life span --
Understanding psychiatric diagnosis : DSM-5 and the ICD-9 or 10 --
Contexts of intervention, service and care --
Psychotropic medications and somatic treatments --
Who is the consumer? --
Therapeutic use of self --
Responding to symptoms and behaviors --
Safety techniques --
Group concepts and techniques --
Data collection and evaluation --
Intervention planning, clinical reasoning, and strategies --
Analyzing, adapting, and grading activities --
Daily living skills --
Education and work --
Leisure and social participation --
Self-management, emotional regulation, communication and interaction skills --
Cognitive, sensory, and motor factors and skills.

The updated and expanded fourth edition of this text provides a reader friendly foundation in occupational therapy for the treatment of persons with mental health problems. This edition reflects continued developments in basic neuroscience, psychopharmacology, occupational therapy theory, and evaluation and treatment methods. The trend toward community treatment and away from traditional hospital-based practice is addressed, as well as techniques in working with patients whose disorders are not primarily, or at first glance, psychiatric. New to this edition are new updates to content to reflect Occupational Therapy Practice Frame Neuroscience updates including brain based understanding of how disorders work, plasticity and learning, and cognitive rehabilitation.


Occupational therapy
Mentally ill - Rehabilitation
Occupational therapy assistants
Health and Wellbeing

WM450.5.02 / EAR
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