This text addresses the management skills necessary for the occupational therapy assistant, providing definitions, explanations and examples of leadership for the student. The chapters empower practitioners in areas such as communication, ethics, reimbursement and managing change.
Supervision for Occupational Therapy is a practical text that guides both supervisors and supervisees to make the most out of supervision opportunities. While supervision in occupational therapy is vital as a mechanism for public and professional safety, learning how to do it successfully on-the-job can be a daunting prospect. By gathering stories from different professions, sectors, and parts of the world, this book is a hands-on guide to help occupational therapists navigate the complexities of supervision throughout their careers. This book presents, for the first time, the 3Cs for Effective Supervision (Connections, Content, and Continuing development), which offers a platform for supervisors and supervisees to frame their supervision practices. The chapters discuss common models and theories for supervision, ideas for how to structure relationships and sessions, templates and question guides for enhancing conversations, and practical strategies for dealing with common challenges. The book also considers the impact of workforce issues, diverse populations, and regional/rural/remote practice on supervision. Offering career-span advice and a process of self- and professional development to work through, this book provides a way to scaffold and support supervisors' and supervisees' learning and practice of supervision throughout working life. It is an essential guide for all occupational therapists. The eResources for this book are available at www.Routledge.com/9780367552428
This book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The book covers all areas of practice in the field, including mental health promotion, acute psychiatry, community work, severe and enduring mental illness, working with older people, child and adolescent mental health, forensic occupational therapy, substance misuse and working with people on the margins of society. The theory chapters are written by occupational therapists who are recognised experts in their fields and the applied chapters are written by practitioners. An innovation in this edition is the inclusion of commentaries by service users on some of the chapters. This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on: philosophy and theory base the occupational therapy process ensuring quality the context of occupational therapy occupations client groups. Important new areas that are covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development and continuing professional development. Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume. Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation. Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect. It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education. Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic. For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest. Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses.
Fieldwork education links education and practice and is a critical extension of occupational therapy curricula. Yet, despite its importance, the theory and practice of fieldwork education has remained relatively free of research, theory, development, or training for those who direct the learning of students. The chapters in this essential book, each of which offers several learning exercises, address these gaps in the occupational therapy knowledge base, providing a theoretical, and philosophical framework, correcting myths, and forging a connection between the theory and practice of clinical education and supervision. For OT and OTA students, this book will encourage an active learning experience. For new practitioners, the book will help identify a body of knowledge not learned in school. For fieldwork educators, this book will assist with self-assessment and encourage creating a professional development plan that will further refine supervision skills. For managers of practice settings, the book will provide a theoretical base for the administrative, supportive, and educational functions of clinical supervision. Includes an 18-minute DVD produced by occupational therapy fieldwork students with 5 clinical scenarios that show situations between students and supervisors, followed by discussion questions!
A complete overview of the profession and the practice of occupational therapy, Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 4th Edition prepares you for the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of the OT practitioner. This edition incorporates the latest revisions of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, which defines the OT process and areas of concern. Discussions also include treatment settings, occupational therapy across the lifespan, and evaluation, intervention, and outcomes within the OT process. Written by OT expert Jane Clifford O'Brien, this edition also keeps you current with emerging topics such as working with culturally diverse patients, evidence-based practice, and new practice areas such as driving and obesity. Coverage of different OT practice areas (e.g., adult, geriatric, pediatric, and mental health) prepares you for the variety of clients you will encounter in clinical practice. An emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you think logically and use the literature to form a basis for diagnoses and treatment plans. Case studies and activities in each chapter promote problem-solving skills and demonstrate concepts. The OT Practice Framework and reimbursement mechanisms are addressed in terms of the occupational therapy process, providing a sound basis for decision making. A broad perspective on OT practice fits the needs of both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students. Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. A companion Evolve website includes video clips, review questions with answers, crossword puzzles, and additional case studies. NEW! The latest revisions to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework are incorporated throughout the book, keeping you current with today's OT theories and practice. NEW cultural content prepares you to meet the needs of diverse clients. NEW discussions of the Centennial Vision provide a "big picture" view of occupational therapy and its changes as the profession reaches the age of 100.
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. With contributors from the UK and Australia, the second edition builds on the success of the original, which was praised for engaging readers and being a pragmatic and practice-orientated addition to the literature on clinical supervision. This edition is written in accessible style and will appeal to those both new to clinical supervision or experienced. It provides a thought-provoking, user friendly and practical guide to the subject. With contributors from the UK and Australia Fully revised and updated Extensive activities for group and individual work Reflection points and examples based on practice
Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, Twelfth Edition, continues in the tradition of excellent coverage of critical concepts and practices that have long made this text the leading resource for Occupational Therapy students. Students using this text will learn how to apply client-centered, occupational, evidence based approach across the full spectrum of practice settings. Peppered with first-person narratives, which offer a unique perspective on the lives of those living with disease, this new edition has been fully updated with a visually enticing full color design, and even more photos and illustrations. Vital pedagogical features, including case studies, Practice Dilemmas, and Provocative questions, help position students in the real-world of occupational therapy practice to help prepare them to react appropriately.
This book is the first to use psychoanalysis as a basis for exploring how occupational therapists do their work, and it incorporates a new conceptual model to guide practice. The authors emphasize the role of the unconscious in all that people do and are, and argue that activities (or occupations) are simultaneously real (i.e. tangible) and symbolic. Ideal for academic and clinical occupational therapists, this book will also appeal to psychotherapists.
This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced
Learn to provide effective therapy for children and adolescents! Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 5th Edition covers the entire scope of pediatric OT practice, from normal childhood development to pediatric disorders and treatment planning. Case studies and helpful tips reinforce your understanding and make it easier to apply OT principles to the clinical setting. This edition is thoroughly updated with online videos and new coverage of community systems, physical agent modalities, childhood obesity, Model of Human Occupation assessments, and Kinesio Taping®. Written by noted OTA educators Jean Solomon and Jane O'Brien, this resource is both a comprehensive textbook and a practical clinical reference! Hundreds of case examples provide snapshots of real-life situations and solutions, helping you apply key concepts in a real-life setting. UNIQUE! Clinical Pearls boxes highlight practical advice from the authors and contributors, sharing what they have learned from years of experience. Coverage of evidence-based practice includes clinical trials and outcome studies, especially those relating to evaluation and intervention. Coverage of cultural diversity and sensitivity issues addresses the many different groups of people that OTAs treat in practice. Information on preventive care takes the role of the OTA beyond intervention and treatment. Family-centered perspective uses the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework in showing how to tailor your treatment to meet the needs of children from different environments. Key terms, outlines, and objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare readers for the information they're expected to learn from the chapter. Content reviews and questions at the end of each chapter summarize key concepts and help you assess your understanding. Suggested activities in each chapter help readers to bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic by exploring realistic situations. UNIQUE! Learning resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips and review questions, reinforcing your understanding and demonstrating how concepts apply to actual practice. NEW! Every Moment Counts content is added to The Occupational Therapy Process chapter, promoting pediatric mental health. NEW! Coverage of educational expectations is added to the Educational System chapter. NEW! Coverage of "signature" constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is added to Cerebral Palsy chapter. NEW photographs and illustrations are added throughout the book. NEW video clips on the Evolve companion website show the typical development of children/adolescents. NEW! Extensive assessment and abbreviations appendices are added to Evolve. NEW! Expanded glossary is added to Evolve.
Be prepared to lead, manage, and supervise OTs, OTAs, and interprofessional health care teams. Whatever your role, the practical knowledge and the guidance you’ll find here will help you become a more effective OT practitioner, colleague, and manager. Use evidence to guide your leadership and managerial decision-making. This practical text introduces you to leadership and management theory, research, data, and evidence, and shows you how to apply them! From leadership and supervision to policies, program development, and continuous quality improvement, you’ll find complete coverage of the full range of leadership and managerial functions. Critical-thinking questions, real-life cases, and vignettes build the connections between theory, evidence, and practice. New & Updated! Coverage of the leadership and management content required by the 2018 ACOTE Standards for accredited OT and OTA programs New Chapters! Occupational Therapist-Occupational Therapy Assistant Partnership: Supervision and Collaboration and Surviving and Thriving in High-Demand Settings Expanded! Emphasis on the practical application of theoretical and technical knowledge with additional case studies and vignettes New! “Evidence in Action” feature, offering specific, practical examples of how OT leaders and managers might find and use evidence to answer questions they might encounter New & Updated! Updated information and new content that reflect changes in the social, political, financial, legislative, and professional environments in which OT practitioners operate Revised! More student-friendly approach to make complex concepts easier to understand and apply An evidence-based approach to leadership and management that facilitates decision making An organizational structure that reflects the traditional management functions of planning, organizing and staffing, controlling, and directing Coverage of key management functions, including strategic planning, business knowledge, financial planning, and financial management “Real-Life Management” and “Real-Life Solutions” scenarios that illustrate real-world situations and their resolutions. Case studies and vignettes that demonstrate how to apply leadership and management principles in practice Critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions in each chapter to connect theory and evidence with practice and assess their understanding Text boxes and tables to reinforce and summarize key information Coverage that reflects the challenges of OT managers managing non-OT staff, including interprofessional teams, interprofessional collaborative practice and interprofessional competencies