4th Edition

Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy An Evolving Practice

By Anne MacRae Copyright 2019

    Philosophical principles of recovery and justice are driving changing attitudes in the behavioral health arena, but the practical methods used to incorporate these principles needs further clarity. To address this need, Cara and MacRae’s Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice,Fourth Edition is completely revised and reorganized.  Relevant information from previous editions, including assessments, techniques, diagnoses and specialized programs are interwoven throughout the text with a new emphasis on social issues and lived experiences.
    Dr. Anne MacRae designed this Fourth Edition to meet practice challenges as the occupational therapy profession continues to evolve to meet the current needs of our communities. It includes specific examples of programs, groups, assessments, activities, techniques, approaches, and outcomes.
    Inside Cara and MacRae’s Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, Fourth Edition:

    • All new chapters on philosophical worldviews, psychiatric institutions and hospitals, community behavioral health services, and direct service provision, as well as consultation and program development.
    • Reorganized and expanded chapters on built, virtual and natural environments, as well as cultural identity and context.
    • A new chapter on personal and social identity discusses the aspects of identity that are linked to mental wellness/illness including personal choice, family, roles and habits, spirituality, rituals and traditions, as well as the profound effects of trauma, stigma, poverty, and violence.
    • Trauma, stigma, poverty and violence are also identified throughout the text, especially in the case illustrations.
    • Revised chapters on mental health of infants, children, adolescents and older adults.
    • New chapters on mental health of emerging adults and mid-life adults.
    Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used in the classroom.
    While occupational therapists can certainly use this material for providing direct services and being part of a team, Cara and MacRae’s Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, Fourth Edition is also an invaluable resource for defining and explaining psychosocial occupational therapy, and in supporting our roles in consultation and program development.


    About the Editor

    Contributing AuthorsIntroduction

    Section I Practice Settings and Service Delivery

    Chapter 1 Philosophical Worldviews of Mental HealthAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Chapter 2 Psychiatric Institutions and HospitalsAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Chapter 3 Community Behavioral Health ServicesAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA and Jerilyn (Gigi) Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

    Chapter 4 Direct Service ProvisionAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Chapter 5 Consultation and Program DevelopmentAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Section II Understanding the Person in Context

    Chapter 6 Built, Virtual, and Natural EnvironmentsAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Chapter 7 Personal and Social IdentityAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Chapter 8 Cultural Identity and ContextAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA and Tiffany (Debra) Boggis, MBA, OTR/L

    Section III Mental Health Across the Lifespan

    Chapter 9 Mental Health of Infants: Attachment Through the LifespanElizabeth Cara, PhD, OTR/L, MFT

    Chapter 10 Mental Health of ChildrenWilliam L. Lambert, MS, OTR/L

    Chapter 11 Mental Health of AdolescentsWilliam L. Lambert, MS, OTR/L and Elizabeth Carley, OTD, OTR/L

    Chapter 12 Mental Health of Emerging AdultsKaren McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L; Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA; and Bernadette Hattjar, DrOT, MEd, OTR/L, CWCE

    Chapter 13 Mental Health of Mid-Life AdultsAnne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

    Chapter 14 Mental Health of Older AdultsJerilyn (Gigi) Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA?Financial Disclosures



    Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA received her bachelor’s degree in education from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University (SJSU) in California. She also has a doctorate in human science from Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California. She is now retired after over 30 years on the faculty at SJSU and was granted the status of Professor Emerita. Anne remains active in occupational therapy as a frequent guest lecturer and consultant, both nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching and consulting, Anne actively engaged in practice throughout her career. She supervised the SJSU campus-based psychosocial occupational therapy clinic for 20 years, provided direct service and developed programs in rural areas, practiced in an urban psychiatric hospital and a partial hospitalization program, and occasionally still sees clients through private practice.