Higher Education

Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, 3rd Edition

  • Elizabeth Cara San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • Anne MacRae San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • ISBN-10: 1111318301  |  ISBN-13: 9781111318307
  • 864 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1998
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.75
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Designed to provide readers with the most up-to-date information on the clinical applications of psychosocial occupational therapy, the thoroughly revised Third Edition of PSYCHOSOCIAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: AN EVOLVING PRACTICE is an important addition to any occupational therapy library. With a novice friendly approach focusing on diagnosis, this book is filled with case illustrations to demonstrate therapy in clinical practice so that readers are prepared for working with actual clients in real-life contexts. Seven new chapters have been added to the third edition and cover topics such as recovery perspectives, mental health research in occupational therapy, mental health of infants, managing pain in occupational therapy, assessment and outcome measurement, psychosocial occupational therapy in the school setting, and occupational therapy in the military. With contributions from experts in the field and discussions of current developments in the profession, this book is an excellent resource for coursework in psychosocial occupational therapy.

Features and Benefits

  • Dozens of case illustrations throughout the book demonstrate theories in practice to give the user many models to refer back to when working professionally with clients.
  • Review questions challenge users and spark discussion to facilitate comprehension.
  • Chapters are offered on non-traditional roles in mental health settings, including occupational therapy in the criminal justice system, vocational programming, and substance abuse and occupational therapy.
  • Chapters are written by experts in their field and offer first-hand accounts of each contributor's unique experiences in order to offer students and professionals a well-rounded view of psychosocial occupational therapy.

Table of Contents

1.Recovery Perspectives.
2.Environmental and Cultural Considerations.
3. Mental Health Research in Occupational Therapy.
4. The History and Philosophy of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy.
5. Psychological Theories and Their Treatment Methods in Mental Health Practice.
6. Psychopathology & The Diagnostic Process.
7. Schizophrenia.
8. Mood Disorders.
9. Anxiety Disorders.
10. Personality Disorders.
11. Mental Health of Infants: Attachment through the Lifespan.
12. Mental Health of Children.
13. Mental Health of Adolescents.
14. Mental Health of the Older Adult.
15. Psychosocial Issues in Physical Disability.
16. The Cognitive, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Sequelae of Brain Injury.
17. Managing Pain in Occupational Therapy: Integrating the Model of Human. Occupation and the Intentional Relationship Model.
18. Assessment, Evaluation and Outcome Measurement.
19. The Use of Psychosocial Methods and Interpersonal Strategies in Mental Health.
20. Groups.
21. Occupational Therapy in Criminal Justice.
22. Psychosocial Occupational Therapy in the School Setting.
23. Vocational Programming.
24. Substance Abuse and Occupational Therapy.
25. Occupational Therapy in the Military: Working with Service Members in Combat and at Home.
26. Supervision in the Mental Health Setting.

What's New

  • Seven new chapters have been added to the third edition and cover topics such as recovery perspectives, mental health research in occupational therapy, mental health of infants, managing pain in occupational therapy, assessment and outcome measurement, psychosocial occupational therapy in the school setting, and occupational therapy in the military.
  • Chapters on substance abuse and occupational therapy in the criminal justice system have been completely overhauled to provide the most up to date and clinically relevant information.
  • All chapters have been updated to reflect the latest Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (AOTA, 2008) and include the latest evidence-based research such as information related to new treatments, interventions, and current thinking in the field regarding mental health conditions.
  • All chapters include a review of international literature, and five new internationally based authors provide unique perspective.
  • Case studies, review questions,key terms, tables, figures and assessments have all been updated to correlate with the changes made in each chapter.
  • Suggested Resources have been expanded to include the latest books, websites, and videos available for reference.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Cara

Elizabeth Cara received her Certificate of Proficiency in occupational therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Santa Clara University, a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Graduate University. For the last twenty years, she has been a Professor of Occupational Therapy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Cara's clinical experience is in the rehabilitation of people with mental disabilities. Her scholarly interests include psychobiography, clinical supervision, infant and family mental health, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, and psychosocial disorders. She is the co-creator of a successful vocational program, Community Vocational Enterprises, in San Francisco, California. Dr. Cara is a native of California.

Anne MacRae

Anne MacRae received her B.A. degree in education from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and her M.S. degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University. She also has a PhD in Human Science from Saybrook Institute, San Francisco. Dr. MacRae is a professor at San Jose State University in California. In addition to teaching, she also supervised the campus-based psychosocial occupational therapy clinic for 20 years. Her other clinical experience includes inpatient acute psychiatry, partial hospitalization programs, and home health care. She is also a recipient of multiple Fulbright Fellowships and engages in international consultation about occupational therapy and mental health care. Her current research and scholarly interests include cultural diversity, phenomenology, occupational justice, recovery perspectives, environmental issues in intervention, community mental health, and functional deficits of psychiatric symptoms. Dr. MacRae is currently on a pre-retirement tract from the university, which provides a reduced role at the university and is therefore she is able to pursue additional personal and professional opportunities.