Barbara Hemphill-Pearsonrs"sAssessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Healthhas been updated and expanded into a much anticipatedSecond Edition. This text is a unique compilation of mental health assessments that are used in practice and taught in occupational therapy clinics and academic programs. With 30 contributors from a wide range of specialty areas in occupational therapy, this text is significantly revised with 23 chapters divided into 9 sections. The revisions elucidate the authorsrs" perspectives so that they can be incorporated into mental health practices. Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health, Second Editionproposes an exciting integrated approach to assessing multiple systems. The chapters in this text also present a thorough process for approaching client evaluation. In addition, the reasoning process is explored in a way that is helpful to occupational therapy students and practitioners at all levels. Topic Included in the Second Edition: bull; Integrative approach in assessment bull; Interviewing process bull; Psychological assessment bull; Learning assessment bull; Behavioral assessment bull; Biological and spiritual assessment bull; Computerized assessment New to the Second Edition: bull; Projective media assessments bull; Spirituality concerns bull; Assessments in wellness and pediatrics bull; Evidence based research While introducing new assessments and offering updated information, thisSecond Editionsupports an occupational therapistrs"s development of evaluation responsibilities. Also, incorporated throughout the text is the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Each Chapter Includes: bull; A theoretical base on the assessment including historical development, rationale for development, behaviors assessed, appropriate patient use, review of literature, and assessment adminstration bull; How the instrument is administered, which will include the procedures, problems with administering, and materials needed bull; The presentation of a case study and interpretation of results bull; Statistical analysis and recent studies bull; Suggestions for further research to continue the development and refinement of assessments in mental health occupational therapy Overall,Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Healthprovides information that can be used to scrutinize evaluation procedures and practices while providing a sound foundation for a holistic, integrated approach to client assessment.Hemphill, Barbara J. is the author of 'Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health', published 2007 under ISBN 9781556427732 and ISBN 1556427735.