Diverse Roles for Occupational Therapists

ISBN: 9781910451069
M&K Publishing • December 2016 • 408pp • £35.00
>Diverse roles for occupational therapists is a compilation of a range of roles for occupational therapists.
Edited by:
Jane Clewes MClinRes, MA, PgDip, CertMHS, DipCOT, FHEA

Rob Kirkwood D.OccT, MSc, PgDipOT, BA(Hons)


Diverse roles for occupational therapists is a compilation of a range of roles for occupational therapists. Authors show how they have embraced opportunities, extended roles, and developed services along with the ever-changing world of statutory services policy. Whilst many of the chapters allude to mental health fields (care coordination, a number of mental health specialities, Mental Health Act), the book also includes topics relevant to general practice (research roles, advanced practice, Assistive Technology, the Mental Capacity Act).

This book is intended to inform and inspire the reader, to share ways of dealing with hurdles whilst remaining resilient to prevailing pressures and difficulties borne out of our working lives as occupational therapists in a wide range of settings.

Contents include:

Occupational therapists as care coordinators
Occupational therapists and assertive outreach
Occupational therapists working in a Crisis Home Treatment Team
Occupational therapy on a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Prison inreach: the occupational therapist role
Social groups within an intensive mental health team, and creative methods for evaluating the service
Occupational therapists delivering Recovery
Occupational therapists delivering rehabilitation
Roles in vocational rehabilitation
Occupational therapists delivering assistive technology
The child and adolescent primary mental health work role
Enabling young people’s participation in their mental health service
Working with families
Early intervention with psychosis: the occupational therapist’s role
Working with people with personality disorder
Working with people with eating disorders
Occupational therapists as cognitive behaviour therapists
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
The Approved Mental Health Professional role
Roles associated with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The occupational therapist as an advanced practitioner
Research roles for occupational therapists


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