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This sensitive book provides a much-needed compilation and description of OT programs for the care of individuals disabled by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Focusing on the disabled individual, the family, and the societal responses to the injured, this comprehensive book covers the spectrum of available services from intensive care to transitional and community living. Both theoretical approaches to the problems of brain injury as well as practical treatment techniques are explored in Occupational Therapy Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury. The processes of assessment and intervention are vital to the recovery of brain-injured patients and this thorough book devotes two chapters specifically to assessment and several chapters on intervention and family involvement. This useful volume contains information about rehabilitation from #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;coma to community,'as well as numerous other approaches.The findings and treatment suggestions presented here are applicable to many helping professionals working with TBI patients. Health care practitioners working with brain injured persons and their families in both institutional and community contexts, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, and psychologists and social workers involved with assessment will find this an invaluable addition to their professional references.
Community Practice in Occupational Therapy: A Guide to Serving the Community is an essential community practice resource for occupational therapy. This book integrates the history of health care and principles of management, marketing, and economics to provide guidelines for community practice. This informative guide provides readers with the tools for developing a marketing plan, search for funding of practice, and plans for the implementation and evaluation of a community program. Community Practice in Occupational Therapy: A Guide to Serving the Community contains learning objectives, chapter summaries, case studies and PowerPoints.
Many occupational therapy clients value spirituality and view it as an integral part of their identity and well-being. Recognized in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework as a client factor, spirituality and its related occupations can influence clients' ability to cope, rehabilitate, connect with others, and find meaning. Practitioners need to be able to address spirituality in an occupation-based context to improve client outcomes and well-being. This exciting new text provides a comprehensive review of spirituality in the occupational therapy literature, examining the nuances of how it is understood throughout the profession in research and practice. The text provides a philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding spirituality's role in occupational therapy and provides practical guidance to help practitioners better connect with and serve clients.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
""I liked this book. Though I am not a family therapist, like most mental health nurses I try to bear in mind the family relationships of individuals I am working with. This is an enlightening text which not only offer a framework with which we can better understand the severe psychopathologies seen in forensic work, but also gives examples of how it may be used therapeutically' - "Mental Health Practice
I think this is an important book that crystallises complex theory into a user-friendly model, using case material and discussions from the therapeutic community. A must have for counsellors working with families, this will form part of the recommended reading on the Family Counselling course' - "Barbara McKay, Relate Head of Training, Relate News
The book provides a good overview of a number of recent approaches to working with families as well as how the author thinks about them' -" Stephen Bray, Nurturing Potential
Roger Lowe achieves the almost impossible task of bringing together various theories, techniques and case examples in clear and accessible ways. Readers of all disciplines, from front-line hard-pressed practitioners to students on therapy and social work courses, will be grateful for the simple and, above all, useful way he tackles the burning questions that arise in working with the family group. Highly recommended ' - "Harvey Ratner, Brief Therapy Practice, London
"Family Therapy introduces practitioners to the principles of using a constructive and collaborative approach with families. The approach builds on a strengths-based philosophy and focuses on enhancing family resilience and competence in a way that is both time-efficient and comprehensive. It brings together skills from contemporary models such as solution-focused, narrative and conversational therapies and adapts them to the specific challenges of working with family relationships. It is the first book to systematically integrate these influential approaches and apply them to family work.
Setting out a clear framework for practice, Roger Lowe describes the key tasks for the therapist as:
- hosting meetings
- negotiating concerns, and
- evoking family members' personal and relationship resources.
The framework is designed to be clear but flexible, and to allow practitioners to adapt it to their own situational needs. For example, it suggests ways for practitioners to selectively 'borrow' from other therapeutic models while retaining a constructive orientation. It also explores ways in which therapists can use their 'inner' conversation during a session as a tool to overcome obstacles to the therapeutic process. Although there is a common belief that the approach is only suited to brief interventions, the author also describes ways of working constructively over a longer period of time.
Throughout the book, case studies are included to show how the constructive framework is used in practice and to highlight a range of challenging situations that may be encountered during family therapy.
Roger Lowe's book provides a refreshingly different approach to working with families, which chimes with the growing interest in constructive approaches. It is written for trainees and for practitioners who are interested in developing their skills in this collaborative and optimistic approach.
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