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Community Occupational Therapy Education and Practice

Author : Beth Velde
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OT practice is moving from the medically based model into the community--don’t be left behind! This unique and timely book sets forth the vital concepts of nontraditional community-based (rather than the traditional medical model) occupational therapy practice. It illuminates issues related to HIV/AIDS, homelessness, aging, disease, and much more, and points the way toward future research and practice techniques. In addition to defining the current state of the art in community practice, Community Occupational Therapy Education and Practice examines what it will take to prepare practitioners to be effective in nontraditional settings. Community Occupational Therapy Education and Practice: discusses ways to help OT students and faculty increase their cultural competence describes a university-designed demonstration program used to prepare graduates to work in community-based settings surveys students and faculty from a community-based program serving elderly African Americans explores cooperation between occupational therapists and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society examines ways that occupational therapists can help to facilitate international adoptions chronicles the development of a community-based return-to-work program for people with AIDS, and studies a program providing OT services to homeless individuals living in an emergency shelter in Florida You’ll also find a thorough description of the Pizzi Holistic Wellness Assessment tool for helping clients self-assess their health and well-being, a thoughtful look at the quality-of-life issues vital to OT practice, and much, much more!

Where Music Helps Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

Author : Brynjulf Stige
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This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities - all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.

Occupational Therapy in Community and Population Health Practice

Author : Marjorie E Scaffa
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Be prepared for the growing opportunities in community and population health practice with the 3rd Edition of this groundbreaking resource. The New Edition reflects the convergence of community and population health practice with expanded content on health promotion, well-being, and wellness. Drs. Scaffa and Reitz present the theories underpinning occupational therapy practice in community and population health. Then, the authors provide practical guidance in program needs assessment, program development, and program evaluation. Both new practitioners and students will find practice-applicable coverage, including expanded case examples, specific strategies for working in the community, and guidance on securing funding for community and population health programs.

Invitation to Community Music Therapy

Author : Brynjulf Stige
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Invitation to Community Music Therapy presents the main perspectives and principles of community music therapy as it is practiced around the world. A relatively recent development within the broader field of music therapy, community music therapy emphasizes human connectedness, health promotion, and social change. This textbook surveys the history, theory, and current practice of community music therapy to develop a comprehensive picture of the field. Along the way it takes full measure of the diverse and vibrant ways community music therapy is practiced around the globe. Including dozens of photographs and pedagogical tools such as chapter questions, textboxes, figures, key terms, and discussion topics, Invitation to Community Music Therapy is the ideal introduction to a growing area of music therapy.

Community Music Therapy

Author : Mercedes Pavlicevic
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'Community Music Therapy' presents a new way of considering music therapy in more culturally, socially and politically sensitive ways. It suggests new practices and new thinking for music therapy in the 21st century, and offers a critique of some older methods.

Community Practice in Occupational Therapy

Author : Susan K. Meyers
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A"Community Practice in Occupational Therapy: A Guide to Serving the Community integrates the history of health care and principles of management, marketing, and economics to provide guidelines for community practice. It examines existing occupational therapy practices that serve specific age groups and encourages professionals to identify innovative ways to aid underserved areas in their community."--[Source inconnue].

Working as a Physical Therapist in Your Community

Author : David Kassnoff
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Whether they’re treating injured athletes, wounded veterans, hip-replacement patients, or countless others, physical therapists play an important role in our health care system. Readers will discover what skills and personality traits physical therapists need, what sort of training the profession requires, and what a physical therapist’s daily routine can look like. Providing lots of highly practical and specific information regarding educational requirements, coursework, networking and job search strategies, and pathways for professional development, advancement, and lifelong learning, this is a great resource for teens and young adults exploring their career options.

Community Occupational Therapy with Mentally Handicapped Adults

Author : Debbie Isaac
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The philosophy of normalization and promotion of the plight of children and adults with mental handicaps has drawn more public attention in recent years. Governments in a number of countries have embarked upon policies involving the dosure of institutions, move ment of people with mental handicaps back into the community, and development of community-orientated programmes, although their reasons for this may be economically, rather than ideologically, motivated. Occupational therapists have moved into the community, along with other health professionals, in order to set up community services for people with mental handicaps. My own experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in Central London for 2V2 years, helping adults with mental handicaps to move out of an institution, has been a source of motivation to write this book. The amount of written material available on the occupational therapy approach to re settlement and de institutionalization is limited, in comparison with the massive amount of information written by, and for, other practitioners. Additionally, the number of texts written by and for occupational therapists with this dient group are few. Despite excellent support from OT colleagues, I experienced considerable frustration trying to define and perform my role, not helped by a shortage of texts to draw on.

Community Based Psychotherapy with Young People

Author : Geoffrey Baruch
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Community-Based Psychotherapy with Young People offers a fresh perspective on working with difficult groups of patients. Focusing on the work of the Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People in London, the book describes approaches and techniques for working with young people with mental health problems. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1: covers the likely problems and difficulties encountered in such work. Part 2: describes services for high priority groups of young people, including those who are disabled or from ethnic minority backgrounds. Part 3: describes how the Centre evaluates the outcome of its work, and considers the future for other community-based organisations.The book will prove essential to all professionals wanting to explore different and effective ways of working with young patients.

Online Community Therapy

Author : Will Henderson (Online communities advocate)
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This book explores how online therapy communities offer an accessible space that is not confined by economic abilities, geographical barriers, or familial restraints. Scholars of communication, sociology, and psychology will find this book of particular interest.