This text offers an exploration of emerging innovative directions for the profession of occupational therapy with a focus upon the theory and application of role emerging placements.
The book affords the reader an opportunity to explore how occupation focused practice can be applied to a wide variety of settings and circumstances in order to improve the health and well-being of a diverse range of people. Chapters cover relevant theory as well as offering practical guidance with examples drawn from the experiences of university educators, occupational therapists, setting/service providers and students.
The book describes, explores and discusses both the potential and ramifications of role emerging practice on the occupational therapy profession and offers a vision for the future of the profession that reflects current occupational, social and health needs.
The Deer and the Naturalist: Dreamwork and the Soul’s Journey
by Mary Edwards
In 1982 nightmares saved Mary Edwards, a wife and mother who had been sliding into alcoholism to avoid the grief work that she seriously needed to do.
The Deer and the Naturalist is Mary's remarkable story of her life's spiritual journey as she began to understand how dreams are a valuable guide to our life's path. Working with dreams became a form of prayer and meditation that improved her conscious contact with God and for the knowledge of God's will for her and the power to carry that out.
Mary has been forever changed by her recovery and her understanding of her purpose on earth, her awareness of that deep wisdom within that comes from dreams and their connection to one's Higher Power.
The reader of this book will be given many tools for working with their dreams during times of transition. It will help you fully understand the language of that inner voice that comes through dreams, from one's true self and that voice of God from within.
No matter what brokenness we all experience, once we surrender to that wise voice within, we find healing for ourselves, and the gift to help others.
The new editors have radically updated the book, in response to the numerous internal and external influences on the profession, illustrating how an occupational perspective underpins occupational therapy practice. A global outlook is intrinsic to this edition of the book, as demonstrated by the large number of contributors recruited from across the world.Covers everything the student needs within the physical disorders part of their courseLinks theory of principles to practice and managementWritten and edited by a team of internationally experienced OT teachers, clinicians and managersGives key references and further reading lists for more detailed studyWritten within a framework of lifespan development in line with current teaching and practiceIncludes practice scenarios and case studiesFocuses on strategiesSubtitle reflecting the primacy of occupation in occupational therapy practiceInclusion of practice scenarios to illustrate the application of theory to practiceFeatures such as chapter summaries and key points, providing a quick overview of each chapterA focus on strategies rather than diagnostic categoriesConsideration of individuals, groups and communitiesAn international perspectiveLanguage that is person-centred and inclusiveNew editorial team endorsed by the former editors including Annie Turner