Psychosocial Frames of Reference Core for Occupation-Based Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2001-11-30
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated

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Psychosocial Frames of Reference has been completely revised and updated to provide an excellent overview of occupational therapy in psychosocial practice. This exceptional new edition continues to provide a comprehensive description of occupational therapy and relevant psychological, social, and cognitive theories, plus

Author Biography

Mary Ann Bruce, PhD, OTR
Mary Ann Bruce, MS, OTR, completed her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and home economics at Colorado State University and her master’s degree in counseling at Southern Connecticut State University. She is currently completing a doctorate in educational psychology at the University of Southern California. She has pursued her interests in mental health, cognition, learning, group and community intervention, and administration in occupational therapy practice, education, consultation, and scholarly activities. Since beginning her career in 1967, some of her positions have included: Director of Occupational Therapy at Bethesda Hospital and Community Mental Health Center, Denver, Colorado; Associate Professor and Chairperson of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut; and Associate Professor and Interim Chairperson of Occupational Therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. She has assumed professional responsibilities as an accreditation site visitor for the American Occupational Therapy Association, reviewer for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, reviewer of several AOTA Self-Study projects, and test writer for specialty certification exams. Currently, she is an independent contractor in occupational therapy in Irvine, California.
Mary Ann’s current teaching and research focus is motivation, learning strategies, cognitive processing, and problem solving.
Barbara Borg, MA, OTR
Barbara Borg, MA, OTR, has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has engaged in occupational therapy practice and in individual, couple, family, and group counseling, consultation, and education with children and adults of all ages. She has held the position of Director of Occupational Therapy and Field Work Coordinator at Bethesda Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and for many years was part of the Colorado Council on Basic Education. She is currently assistant professor at Colorado State University, where she has taught for 8 years, and has also served as affiliate faculty. While teaching, she has maintained a small practice. In 1995, she received the Gilfoyle Award for Teaching Excellence.
Barbara’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and she has been a presenter at national and state professional conferences. She has been a reviewer for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy amd Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, and served on the Editorial Board for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Cognitive Rehabilitation: Self-Study Series (1993). She and Mary Ann Bruce have co-authored two other books in the area of psychosocial practice: The Group System: The Therapeutic Activity Group in Occupational Therapy (1991) and Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: Frames of Reference for Intervention (1987, 1993). Barbara and Mary Ann also contributed a chapter to Occupational Therapy: Overcoming Human Performance Deficits (Christiansen & Baum, 1991).
Barbara lives in Colorado with her two children, Andrew and Emily.

Table of Contents

Dedication v
Acknowledgments ix
About the Authors xi
Introduction xiii
Evolution of Psychosocial Practice---Specialty and Core Occupational Therapy Contexts
Person-Activity/Occupation-Environment/Context---Occupational Therapy Practice Variables
Bases for Best Occupational Therapy Practice
Psychodynamic Frame of Reference---Person Perspective and Meaning
Behavioral Frame of Reference---Objective Perspective
Cognitive-Behavioral Frame of Reference---Thought and Knowledge Influence Performance
Model of Human Occupation---Systems Perspective of Occupational Performance
Cognitive Disability Frame of Reference---Acknowledging Limitations
Dynamic Interactional Model to Cognitive Rehabilitation---Developing Strategies for Multiple Contexts
Sensory Motor Model---Physiological Basis for Improved Function
Suicidal Behavior---Critical Information for Clinical Reasoning
Appendix A American Occupational Therapy Association Psychosocial Core of Occupational Therapy 345(3)
Appendix B Uniform Terminology for Occupational Therapy---Third Edition 348(8)
Appendix C Life Developmental Tasks 356(2)
Appendix D Key Elements of Person-Environment Models 358(3)
Appendix E Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics 361(3)
Appendix F Occupational Therapy Process---The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice: Quick Reference 364(2)
Appendix G Mood Disorders---Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines: Quick Reference 366(6)
Appendix H Styles of Defense 372(2)
Appendix I Person Drawings 374(9)
Appendix J Intensive Outpatient Program Example---Application of Cognitive-Behavior Frame of Reference 383(1)
Appendix K Task Check List 384(1)
Appendix L Sample Cognitive-Behavior Group Descriptions 385(5)
Appendix M Processing Strategies and Behaviors---Dynamic Interactional Model 390(3)
Appendix N Developmental Groups 393(2)
Appendix O Group Assessment Examples---Dynamic Interactional Model 395(6)
Index 401

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