Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach is a unique compilation of mental health assessments used and taught in occupational therapy clinics and academic programs. Edited by Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson, this comprehensive resource boasts 22 chapters divided into nine sections. This text's introduction presents the integrative process - the structure for assessing clients in mental health. Subsequent chapters address the interviewing process and include Client-Centered Assessment, The Occupational Performance History Interview, and Role Change Assessment for older adults.Five sections provide a thorough review of functional assessments, as well as assessments based on analytical theory, the model of human occupation, skill acquisitional theory, and biological theory. The assessments included in this book were chosen by OT faculty as the most important to the field in a survey conducted by the editor. Several chapters were written by the original assessment developers themselves. Chapters are dedicated to the ten most important assessments, including the Kohlman Evaluation of Daily Living Skills, the Cognitive Adaptive Skills Evaluation, and the Role Checklist. This detailed text also addresses computerized assessments, as well as research concepts used in the development of assessments.This book is a thorough, scholarly work from contributors recognized for advancing the occupational therapy profession.
Dr. Hemphill received her B.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Iowa. She received her M.S. 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. She began her teaching career at Cleveland State University. She stayed there until she became 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 given 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 Mental Health" and the second entitled "Occupational Therapy and Spirituality: A Global Perspective." She has given numerous papers at the national occupational therapy conferences. Among them are: "Methods in Spirituality: An Educational Experience," "Spirituality in the Treatment Setting," and "Spirituality in the Health Care Setting." Her publication record has spanned over 25 years. Her most proud accomplishment is 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, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, Occupational Therapy Practice, and Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. The topics range from marketing, to depression, to deinstitutionalization. She was recognized for her contributions to education, research, and publications, and her awards include a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Fellow of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Hemphill continues to contribute to her profession after retirement. She has taught courses in spirituality to occupational therapy students on-line and in the classroom. Her ministry is in the community. She has taught spirituality courses to 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.