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Art as therapy within occupational therapy in mental health settings: a review of the literature

Authors:
LLOYD Chris, PAPAS Vanessa
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(1), January 1999, pp.31-35.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

There is a lack of literature and research supporting the use of art as therapy in occupational therapy. In spite of this, art as a therapeutic modality is a frequently used tool. In an attempt to define the rationale for using art in therapy, this article reviews selected literature to gain an understanding of the historical use of art and the current status of art used by occupational therapists in mental health settings.

Journal article

Occupational group work in psychiatric settings

Authors:
LLOYD Chris, MAAS Frikkie
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(5), May 1997, pp.226-230.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Traditionally, occupational therapists have used group therapy as part of their overall treatment regimes in psychiatric settings. The therapeutic factors evident in group therapy approach need to accommodate modern trends, such as the shorter length of client stay, the rapid client turnover and the validity of client feedback. This article summarises recent research findings in order to provide information about the state of current research and considers implications for occupational therapy practice.

Book

Handbook of psychosocial rehabilitation

Authors:
KING Robert, LLOYD Chris, MEEHAN Tom
Publisher:
Blackwell
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
227p.
Place of publication:
Oxford

The Handbook of Psychosocial Rehabilitation is designed as a clinical handbook for practitioners in the field of mental health. It recognises the wide-ranging impact of mental illness and its ramifications on daily life. The book promotes a recovery model of psychosocial rehabilitation and aims to empower clinicians to engage their clients in tailored rehabilitation plans. The authors distil relevant evidence from the literature, but the focus is on the clinical setting. Coverage includes the service environment, assessment, maintaining recovery-focussed therapeutic relationships, the role of pharmacotherapy, intensive case management and vocational rehabilitation.

Journal article

Conceptualising recovery in mental health rehabilitation

Authors:
LLOYD Chris, WAGHORN Geoff, WILLIAMS Philip Lee
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(8), August 2008, pp.321-328.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Recovery as a concept has gained increased attention in the field of mental health. There is an expectation that service providers use a recovery framework in their work. This raises the question of what recovery means, and how it is conceptualised and operationalised. It is proposed that service providers approach the application of recovery principles by considering systematically individual recovery goals in multiple domains, encompassing clinical recovery, personal recovery, social recovery and functional recovery. This approach enables practitioners to focus on service users' personal recovery goals while considering parallel goals in the clinical, social, and role-functioning domains. Practitioners can reconceptualise recovery as involving more than symptom remission, and interventions can be tailored to aspects of recovery of importance to service users. In order to accomplish this shift, practitioners will require effective assessments, access to optimal treatment and care, and the capacity to conduct recovery planning in collaboration with service users and their families and carers. Mental health managers can help by fostering an organisational culture of service provision that supports a broader focus than that on clinical recovery alone, extending to client-centred recovery planning in multiple recovery domains.

Journal article

Work issues for young people with psychosis: barriers to employment

Authors:
BASSETT Jo, LLOYD Chris, BASSETT Hazel
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(2), February 2001, pp.66-72.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Young people who have had a mental illness face significant barriers to both gaining and maintaining employment. This Australian study uses a qualitative design consisting of two focus groups, to identify the issues experienced by young people diagnosed with psychosis wanting to gain employment. The themes identified in this study concern loss, low self-confidence and self-esteem, stigma, treatment issues, the need for support, and difficulties in identifying and achieving goals.

Journal article

Food cent$: educating mothers with a mental illness about nutrition

Authors:
BASSETT Hazel, LLOYD Chris, KING Robert
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(8), August 2003, pp.369-375.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Provides an overview of the Food Cent$ project in Australia, describes the inclusion of Food Cent$ within a parenting programme for mothers with mental health problems and reports on the findings of a pilot study conducted to identify whether the Food Cent$ programme influenced the dietary practice of these mothers. The project is a food skills programme and aims to enable people to lean to balance their diet and their food budget. Six mothers with mental health problems who had a child under 5 years of age in their care participated in the project. A focus group was conducted to gain insight into the experiences of mothers who had attended the programme. Supermarket receipts were collected before and after the project to determine changes in dietary practices. Findings indicated that the Food Cent$ programme was of value, and all mothers reported a change in how they shopped and cooked. However, due to the small sample size used in the study further research with a larger sample size is recommended.

Journal article

Occupational therapy in mental health: managing stress and burnout

Authors:
BASSETT Hazel, LLOYD Chris
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(8), August 2001, pp.406-411.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Stress and burnout for human service workers has received increasing attention over a number of years. It has been suggested that health care professionals may be particularly at risk of stress and burnout because of the amount and type of direct client contact that makes up their work. For workers in the field of mental health, additional stressors are present owing to organisational restructuring and new models of care. Mental health occupational therapists may be vulnerable to stress and burnout owing to the nature of their work, the types of clients they see, the changed work environment and professional issues. It is recommended that occupational therapists become aware of the factors contributing to stress and burnout and develop strategies to maintain their wellbeing in the workforce.

Journal article

Young Occupations Unlimited: an early intervention programme for young people with psychosis

Authors:
PARLATO Linda, LLOYD Chris, BASSETT Jo
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(3), March 1999, pp.113-116.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Early intervention and prevention in psychosis is a relatively new area of practice for clinicians working in mental health. An important task for the young person following a psychotic disorder is the redefinition of self in relation to the disorder and development of valued social and vocational roles. Reports on an intervention programme developed by occupational therapists which aims to promote health and wellbeing by encouraging participation in a variety of self-chosen and self-satisfying occupations.

Journal article

The leisure participation of clients with a dual diagnosis

Authors:
HODGSON Susan, LLOYD Chris, SCHMID Therese
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(10), October 2001, pp.487-492.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

People with dual diagnosis experience disruption in carrying out their daily occupations. This article describes a study in which an occupational therapist explored the leisure participation of clients with dual diagnosis. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with four out patients from an alcohol and drug rehabilitation programme. Inductive analysis of the informants' interviews identified two main themes: leisure as part of the recovery process and the barriers to leisure participation. The study provides support for the need to understand the leisure occupations of the clients with whom occupational therapists work. Further research is required to examine the interventions that assist clients with a dual diagnosis to develop meaningful leisure activities.

Journal article

Rehabilitation programmes for early psychosis

Authors:
LLOYD Chris, BASSETT Jo, SAMRA Pam
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(2), February 2000, pp.76-82.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Early intervention for people with psychosis is increasingly being recognised as a crucial component of quality care. Rehabilitation interventions in early life reduce the development of disability and facilitate the achievement of personal goals. This article describes a model of care developed by occupational therapists in Australia where the focus is on early intervention for young people with psychosis.

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