[COVER]Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being
Senior Editors Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, OT(C), FAOTA; Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Contributing Editor Julie Bass-Haugen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Highly valued by both therapists and educators, Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being has been integral to the evolution of occupational therapy services and functions. Incorporated within this impressive third edition are new features and topics that shape the modern era in occupational therapy practice.

Senior editors Charles H. Christiansen and Carolyn M. Baum, along with contributing editor Julie Bass-Haugen have worked collectively to go beyond the presentation of occupational therapy theories. The third edition uses a more learner-friendly approach by explaining how the theories apply in various practice settings. This format enables students, instructors, and practitioners to connect the crucial link between theory and practice.

PEOPCharles H. Christiansen, Carolyn M. Baum, and Julie Bass-Haugen have organized the first section in a manner that first develops and then establishes a clear understanding of human occupation. Section Two makes explicit the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model that can be used at an individual, organization, or population level. Section Three covers current and emerging trends and introduces major intervention strategies that are used in the field, as well as comprehensive literature support for use in occupational therapy practice.

New Topics:

  • Social justice and advocacy roles for occupational therapy.
  • The value of occupational therapy in fulfilling society’s current and future needs.
  • Occupational performance in person, community, and organizational contexts.
  • The important and emerging area of community health.
  • A useful framework for intervention planning.

Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being, Third Edition is designed to be used in all curricula in occupational therapy by providing a framework for educational preparation that addresses the ACOTE Accreditation Standards. A variety of helpful features are provided that will evoke classroom discussion and direct the students toward evidence to guide their clinical reasoning.


  • An impressive appendix comparing the language of the International Classification of Functioning and Disability, the PEOP Model, and the American Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.
  • A valuable description of the terms most frequently used in occupational therapy prepared by occupational therapy’s noted scholar and historian Dr. Kathlyn Reed.
  • Contributions from 28 of the most renowned experts in occupational therapy.
  • A reflection section at the end of each chapter to reinforce important topics.
  • Active learning activities for individuals and groups to assist with the application of theories to practice.
  • Internet-based activities are included as part of the active learning exercises.
  • Evidence worksheets to demonstrate the application of evidence to practice.

Look to the standard textbook in occupational therapy to understand today’s services and functions and tomorrow’s possibilities.

About the Editors

Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, OT(C), FAOTA is the George T. Bryan Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He earned his Occupational Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 1970 and later received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. He received his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston in 1979. He became a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 1983 and served as treasurer from 1986 to 1989. He was elected Vice-President in 2003. He was awarded the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship in 1999. He is the founding editor of OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. Dr. Christiansen is interested in health promotion and the contribution of occupations to health, well-being, and quality of life. He is an active member of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA and other international occupational science societies.

Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Baum has served as President of the AOTA and is the current president, and President of the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (now NBCOT). She served on the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institute of Health and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Assess Rehabilitation Science and Engineering Needs. In those capacities, she contributed to reports to Congress. Dr. Baum’s research is on the relationship of occupation and participation in older persons with chronic neurological diseases. She is editor of OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health and consistently contributes to scholarly journals and text books.

Julie Bass-Haugen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the College of St. Catherine. She received her BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota and her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology—Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bass-Haugen’s expertise and interests include motor behavior, occupation and health, and research methods in occupational therapy. She has authored chapters on the occupational therapy task-oriented approach in Trombly’s Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction and has made numerous presentations to national and international audiences. Dr. Bass-Haugen has also served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Learning Activities

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Section I Humans as Occupational Beings (Understanding Human Occupation)

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Chapter One: The Complexity of Human Occupation

Chapter Two: The Evolution of Occupation

Chapter Three: Occupational Development

Chapter Four: Time Use and Patterns of Occupations

Chapter Five: Personal and Environmental Influences on Occupations

Chapter Six: Occupation and Meaning

Chapter Seven: Relationship of Occupations to Health and Well-Being

Chapter Eight: Occupational Issues of Concern in Populations

Chapter Nine: Methods of Inquiry: The Study of Human Occupation

Section II An Occupation-Based Framework for Practice

Chapter Ten: Introduction to Occupation-Based Practice

Chapter Eleven: Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance: An Occupation-Based Framework for Practice

Chapter Twelve: Personal Performance Capabilities and Their Impact on Occupational Performance

Chapter Thirteen: Environmental Enablers and Their Impact on Occupational Performance

Chapter Fourteen: Occupational Performance Assessment

Chapter Fifteen: Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance: A Model for Planning Interventions for Individuals and Organizations

Section III Occupational Therapy Interventions: Individual, Organization, and Population Approaches

Chapter Sixteen: Categories and Principles of Interventions

Chapter Seventeen: Therapy as Learning

Chapter Eighteen: Occupational Therapy Interventions in a Rehabilitation Context

Chapter Nineteen: Occupational Therapy Interventions: Community Health Approaches

Chapter Twenty: Interventions in a Societal Context: Enabling Participation

Chapter Twenty-One: Outcomes: The Results of Interventions in Occupational Therapy Practice

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