Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach

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Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson
Slack, 1999 - Medical - 431 pages
Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach is a unique compilation of mental health assessments used and taught in occupational therapy clinics and academic programs. Edited by Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson, this comprehensive resource boasts 22 chapters divided into nine sections.

This text’s introduction presents the integrative process–the structure for assessing clients in mental health. Subsequent chapters address the interviewing process and include Client-Centered Assessment, The Occupational Performance History Interview, and Role Change Assessment for older adults. Five sections provide a thorough review of functional assessments, as well as assessments based on analytical theory, the model of human occupation, skill acquisitional theory, and biological theory. The assessments included in this book were chosen by OT faculty as the most important to the field in a survey conducted by the editor. Several chapters were written by the original assessment developers themselves. Chapters are dedicated to the ten most important assessments, including the Kohlman Evaluation of Daily Living Skills, the Cognitive Adaptive Skills Evaluation, and the Role Checklist. This detailed text also addresses computerized assessments, as well as research concepts used in the development of assessments.

This book is a thorough, scholarly work from contributors recognized for advancing the occupational therapy profession.

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About the author (1999)

Barbara J. Hemphill- Pearson, MS, OTR, FAOTA

Barbara J. Hemphill is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University. Ms. Hemphill’s publications include: The Evaluative Process in Psychiatric Occupational Therapy, The B.H. Battery, Mental Health Assessment in Occupational Therapy, and Card File on Occupational Therapy Assessment in Mental Health. Barbara has publications, research, and presentations in the areas of education, assessment, and mental health. She is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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