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Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health Kindle Edition
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If all the refernces to and analysis of South African policy was omitted from this guide it would be considerably slimmer and because of this I eventually lost interest. It has a lot of relevant and important research in but I think I'd prefer to obtain an OT book for mental health that was more relateable to the UK market
"Comprehensive and informative, the extensively revised fifth edition of Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an accessible overview of occupational therapy in psychiatry, providing key information on a range of international models of occupational therapy as well as their practical applications.
The fifth edition includes:
• Case studies throughout to illustrate application of theory to practice
• Coverage of key concepts and issues in occupational therapy
• New material on emerging areas of practice
• Comprehensive information on assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults, covering key mental health conditions
Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an ideal resource for students in occupational therapy, newly qualified and experienced practitioners, and other allied health professionals seeking an up-to-date, globally relevant resource on psychiatry and mental health care."
So how does the book measure up to this? At nearly 500 pages of dense text, I'd say this was more a reference book than a book that you could read easily from cover to cover. I was also surprised to see that almost all the contributors were from South Africa - when this is intended for a global audience. I would much preferred to have seen an international range of contributors, including more from USA and UK.
Having said that, the book is comprehensive in scope, well laid out, and well referenced. I'd suggest university libraries should stock it, rather than individual students or practitioners buying their own copies.
It is a bit South African in focus but the majority of the content is universal. It is not the most engaging of reads. I know it's a text, but even so, it is heavy going...
And I have to say that the whole feeling you get when reading the book is that there is an uncrossable gulf between 'patient' and professional. I suppose, to some extent, it cannot be helped with an academic text but, to be honest, I find it unhelpful to be setting students up to feel they are different from their patients. They are not. We are not. One in four of us will, at some time in our lives, have to deal with our own mental health problems - and feeling like you are separate and different is majorly unhelpful if any kind of real recovery is to be expected. Or indeed to encourage anyone to be putting their hand up to ask for help - thus morphing from being 'one of us' to being 'one of them'...
Recommended for anyone working in the industry.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A complex and comprehensive text, this is an essential book for anyone in the field, at the majority of levels. Read morePublished 13 months ago by writeallthereviews
Essential handbook that comprehensively covers OT issues regarding mental health. It's easy to reference with good case studies and important advice on identity construction and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Zipster Zeus
Most importantly nowadays professionals need to keep up with modern trends and approaches, not just in occupational health but all clinical services that now share what has become... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sandford
Not one for your home library, this. This is a core text (though not one necessarily on all university reading lists). Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. Palmer
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