• SECTION I Occupational Therapy:The Profession
1 Introductory Questions
2 Looking Back: A History of Occupational Therapy
3 Philosophical Base and Values of Occupational Therapy
4 Current Trends in Occupational Therapy
5 A Global Perspective of Occupational Therapy
• SECTION II Occupational Therapy: The Practitioner
6 From Student to Practitioner: Preparation and Certification
7 Occupational Therapy Roles
8 Practicing Legally and Ethically
9 Leadership and Advocacy
10 Prioritizing Self-Care
11 The Lived Experience of Occupational Therapy Practitioners
• SECTION III The Practice of Occupational Therapy
12 Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process
13 Occupational Therapy Across the Life Span
14 Treatment Settings and Models of Health Care
15 Technology to Support Occupational Engagement
• SECTION IV The Process of Occupational Therapy
16 Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation,Intervention,and Outcomes
17 Models of Practice and Frames of Reference
18 Intervention Modalities
19 Therapeutic Relationships
20 Therapeutic Reasoning
Appendix A: Sample Intervention Activities
Appendix B: Resources
Prepare for success in OT practice with a complete overview of the profession! Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 6th Edition helps you master the roles and responsibilities of the OT practitioner. Content examines OT practice — from client evaluation to planning interventions and goals to reaching optimal outcomes. You will also learn valuable skills in clinical reasoning and in providing occupational therapy across the client's lifespan. Written by the respected author team of Jane Clifford O'Brien and Brittany Conners, this comprehensive resource discusses today's OT practice and adds new chapters on self-care, supportive technology, advocacy, and the lived experience of OT practitioners.
• Complete coverage of OT practice provides an overview of practice in a variety of rehabilitation, mental health, and community settings, and across the lifespan.
• A broad perspective fits the needs of both Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students.
• Case studies and activities in each chapter help you apply concepts and develop problem-solving skills.
• Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you learn to think logically and use research to create intervention plans.
• Helpful tables and boxes provide easy access to material for practice, action steps, and outlines of processes.
• The OT Practice Framework provides a sound basis for decision making, defining occupational therapy areas of concern and the OT process.
• Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter.
New To This Edition:
• NEW! Additional chapters cover Prioritizing Self Care; Leadership and Advocacy; The Lived Experience of OT Practitioners; and Technology to Support Occupational Engagement.
• UPDATED! Revised content throughout provides the most current information needed to be an effective practitioner today.
• NEW! Current content addresses societal trends influencing the profession, including occupational justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• NEW! Expanded content includes historical influences of Black OTs, OTs of color, LGBTQIA, and multicultural groups, emphasizing action steps to promote, advocate, and enable diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession.
• NEW! Perspectives from students, practitioners (therapists and OT assistants), professors, entrepreneurs, and retired practitioners are embedded in chapters.
• UPDATED! The latest references and examples ensure the content is current and applicable for today’s students.
• Follows the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (4th Edition) (OTPF) and the newest Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Curriculum standards .
• Boxes with tips in many chapters apply content in practice related to concepts such as self-care, advocacy, critical thinking, and inclusion.
• Representation of the diversity of the OT profession is reflected throughout the text in content and photos.
• Jane Clifford O'Brien, PHD, MS.ED.L, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of New England Portland, Maine, United States.
• Brittany Conners, OTD, OTR/L