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Highly valued by both therapists and educators, Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being has been integral to the evolution of occupational therapy services and functions. Charles H. Christiansen and Carolyn M. Baum have produced an impressive third edition incorporating new features and topics that shape the modern era in occupational therapy practice. Senior editors Charles H. Christiansen and Carolyn M. Baum, along with contributing editor Julie Bass-Haugen have worked collectively to go beyond the presentation of occupational therapy theories. The third edition utilizes a more learner-friendly approach by explaining how the theories apply in various practice settings. This format enables students, instructors, and practitioners to connect the crucial link between theory and practice. The first section is organized in a manner that first develops and then establishes a clear understanding of human occupation. Section Two makes explicit the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model that can be used at an individual, organization, or population level. Section Three covers current and emerging trends, as well as introduces major intervention strategies that are used in the field, as well as comprehensive literature support for use in occupational therapy practice.
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"The reader is guided towards discovering what is already known about health and well-being: it is an excellent introduction for those new to the profession as well as practitioners who want to rediscover some of their core skills and philosophies." -- Dr. Gill Chard, British Journal of Occupational TherapyAbout the Author:
Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, OT(C), FAOTA Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, OT(C), FAOTA is the George T. Bryan Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He earned his Occupational Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 1970 and later received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. He received his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston in 1979. He became a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 1983 and served as treasurer from 1986 to 1989. He was elected Vice-President in 2003. He was awarded the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship in 1999. He is the founding editor of OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. Dr. Christiansen is interested in health promotion and the contribution of occupations to health, well-being, and quality of life. He is an active member of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA and other international occupational science societies. Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Baum has served as President of the AOTA and is the current president, and President of the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (now NBCOT). She served on the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institute of Health and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Assess Rehabilitation Science and Engineering Needs. In those capacities, she contributed to reports to Congress. Dr. Baum’s research is on the relationship of occupation and participation in older persons with chronic neurological diseases. She is editor of OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health and consistently contributes to scholarly journals and text books. Julie Bass-Haugen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Julie Bass-Haugen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the College of St. Catherine. She received her BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota and her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology—Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bass-Haugen’s expertise and interests include motor behavior, occupation and health, and research methods in occupational therapy. She has authored chapters on the occupational therapy task-oriented approach in Trombly’s Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction and has made numerous presentations to national and international audiences. Dr. Bass-Haugen has also served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
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