Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach, Fourth Edition

Barbara J. Hemphill, MS, OTR, FAOTA, Din; Christine Urish, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH
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Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach, Fourth Edition is a unique compilation of mental health assessments that are taught in occupational therapy academic programs and used in clinical practice. This highly anticipated Fourth Edition provides the occupational therapy student and educator with knowledge about the evaluation process, assessments that are current and accurate, and how to generate research for developing assessment tools. 
Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health, Fourth Edition by Drs. Barbara J. Hemphill and Christine K. Urish, along with more than 30 world-renowned contributors, includes 15 new assessments, along with updates to 9 assessments from the previous editions. Also incorporated throughout the text is the AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition.

Each chapter includes:
  • A theoretical base on the assessment including historical development, rationale for development, behaviors assessed, appropriate patient use, review of literature, and assessment administration
  • How the instrument is administered, which includes the procedure, problems with administering, and materials needed
  • The presentation of a case study and interpretation of results
  • Statistical analysis and recent studies
  • Suggestions for further research to continue the development and refinement of assessments in occupational therapy mental health
New to the Fourth Edition:
  • Kawa Model Assessment
  • Spirituality
  • Model of Human Occupation Assessments
  • Assessments Measuring Activities of Daily Living
Some of the topics included in the Fourth Edition:
  • Evidence-based practice 
  • The interviewing process
  • Psychological assessments
  • Cognitive assessments / learning assessments
  • Behavioral assessments
  • Biological and spiritual assessments
While introducing new assessments and updated information, Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach, Fourth Edition is ideal for occupational therapy faculty, students, practitioners, as well as nurses, psychologists, and social workers. 

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Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Assessment in Occupational Therapy
Chapter 2: Evidence-Based Practice and Assessment in Occupational Therapy

Part II: The Interviewing Process
Chapter 3: Occupational Profile and Interviewing in Occupational Therapy
Chapter 4: Client-Centered Assessment: The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure
Chapter 5: Social Profile: Assessment of Social Participation in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Chapter 6: Activity Card Sort as an Essential Tool to Obtain an Occupational History and Profile in Individuals With Mental Health Challenges

Part III: Psychological Assessments
Chapter 7: Writing as an Assessment Tool in Mental Health
Chapter 8: Creative Participation Assessment
Chapter 9: The Kawa (River) Model: Culturally Relevant Assessment in Occupational Therapy Mental Health Practice

Part IV: Cognitive Assessments
Chapter 10: Performance-Based Assessments and Neuropsychological Assessments: A Comparison
Chapter 11: Cognitive Disabilities Model: Allen Cognitive Level Screen-5 and Allen Diagnostic Module (2nd Edition) Assessments
Chapter 12: Routine Task Inventory-Expanded
Chapter 13: Contextual Memory Test
Chapter 14: Weekly Calendar Planning Activity
Chapter 15: The Executive Function Performance Test

Part V: Behavioral Assessments
Chapter 16: Assessments Used Within the Model of Human Occupation
Chapter 17: The Assessment of Occupational Functioning-Collaborative Version
Chapter 18: Role Assessments Used in Mental Health
Chapter 19: Australian Therapy Outcome Measures for Occupational Therapy: A Measure of Global Client Outcomes

Part VI: Learning Assessments
Chapter 20: The Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills
Chapter 21: The Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation
Chapter 22: The Independent Living Scales
Chapter 23: Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills
Chapter 24: Work-Related Assessments: The Worker Role Interview, Work Environment Impact Scale, and Assessment of Work Performance
Chapter 25: The Test of Grocery Shopping Skills

Part VII: Biological Assessments
Chapter 26: Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile
Chapter 27: Spiritual Assessments in Mental Health Occupational Therapy
Chapter 28: The OT-QUEST: The Occupational Therapy Quality of Experience and Spirituality Assessment Tool

Part VIII: Additional Assessments
Chapter 29: Measuring Life Balance
Chapter 30: Goal Attainment Scale
Chapter 31: Stress Management Questionnaire

Appendix A: Writing as an Assessment Tool in Mental Health: Resources
Appendix B: Creative Participation Assessment
Appendix C: Routine Task Inventory-Expanded
Appendix D: Role Assessment Used in Mental Health
 Appendix E: The Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills
Appendix F: Definitions of Terms for the Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation Scale
Appendix G: KidCOTE
Appendix H: List of Spiritual Assessments
Appendix I: Life Balance Inventory

Assessment Index
Author Index
Subject Index

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"The quality of this book is superb . . . With the inclusion of 15 new assessments, this book justifies replacing the previous edition." 
© Doody’s Review Service, 2020, Brittany L. Conners, OTD, MOT, BOS(Optimistic Theory, LLC)

About the Editors

Barbara J. Hemphill, DMin, OTR, FAOTA, received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Iowa. She received her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University. During her tenure as a therapist at Ft. Logan Mental Health Center, she was fortunate to work with Dr. Maxwell Jones, the founder of the Therapeutic Community Concept in mental health, and developed the B.H. Battery, a projective test based on analytical frame of reference. She began her teaching career at Cleveland State University. She became an associate professor and tenured in the department of occupational therapy at Western Michigan University. She retired emeritus after 19 years. In addition to her degrees, she has an earned Doctor of Ministry degree from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit.

Dr. Hemphill has served on the editorial boards of the Occupational Therapy Practice Journal and the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and presently serves on the editorial board of the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health journal. She has written numerous international, national, and state peer-reviewed papers. Her papers include two at the World Federation for Occupational Therapy: one entitled “Holism in Occupational Therapy” and the second entitled “Occupational Therapy and Spirituality: A Global Perspective.” She has presented numerous papers at national occupational therapy conferences. Among them are: “Methods in Spirituality: An Educational Experience,” “Spirituality in the Treatment Setting,” “Spirituality in the Health Care Setting,” and “Spirituality as an Occupation.” At the state level, she has presented papers at the Michigan Occupational Therapy conference, and her presentations have included “Spiritual Assessments in the Treatment Setting” and “Spirituality With the Intellectual Disabled.”

Her publication record has spanned over 25 years. Her most proud accomplishment is having edited books on the topic of mental health assessment. Among them are The Evaluative Process in Psychiatric Occupational Therapy, which was translated into Japanese; Mental Health Assessment in Occupational Therapy; and Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health. She has published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. The topics range from marketing to depression to deinstitutionalization. Her most recent publication focused on social justice and spirituality in occupational therapy. She has been recognized for her contributions to education, research, and publications. She has served on state and national committees, most notably serving as chair of the Ethics Commission of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her awards include Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, as well as Fellow of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association. She was recently named among the most 100 influential occupational therapists in the past century. 
Dr. Hemphill continues to contribute to her profession after retirement. She has taught courses in spirituality to occupational therapy students online and in the classroom. Her ministry is in the community. She has taught spirituality courses at senior centers and retirement homes. She also taught a series of courses about C.S. Lewis and a PBS course entitled “A Question of God,” a debate between Freud and C.S. Lewis.

Christine K. Urish, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA, graduated from Western Michigan University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. She began her career working as an occupational therapist at an inpatient psychiatric setting and inpatient/outpatient addiction treatment providing treatment to clients across the lifespan. She completed her Master of Science degree in 1993 and returned to clinical practice. In 1994, she began her career in higher education at St. Ambrose University, teaching in occupational therapy until June 2018. At present, Dr. Urish is a professor of occupational therapy at Drake University. Christine completed her PhD from the University of Iowa in 2005. Along the way, she has worked with the most amazing mentors, including Dr. Barbara Hemphill, who was a motivating and encouraging force in her career from the early days at Western Michigan University, at the start of her clinical practice, throughout the completion of her PhD, and to the present day. Another mentor, Dr. Vilia Tarvydas, encouraged her early writing career. Dr. Urish continues to engage in clinical practice as an occupational therapist in behavioral health at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Urish is Board certified as an occupational therapist in mental health by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Urish has served in the past as affiliate President for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and as President of the Iowa Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Urish is a tireless advocate for individuals with mental illness, the profession of occupational therapy, and occupational therapy students.