Group Process and Structure in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

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Psychology Press, 1988 - Medical - 164 pages
Effective group leadership techniques are the focus of this practical, sound volume. Dedicated to assisting occupational therapy practitioners and students in understanding current theory and state-of-the-art techniques in group treatment, this functional book fills the gap left by existing literature and educational programs that focus mainly on diagnoses and task analysis.

Highly skilled professionals examine the important concepts of group therapy--structural elements, such as goals, norms, group size, physical environment, and instructions that can be varied depending on the purpose, needs, and functional level of the client; the ability to guide and control process elements, such as spontaneous feedback; and the ability to support clients and help build a cohesive, safe group. Fascinating examples of innovative new group techniques--social skills game, mime group, and the use of robots--demonstrate how creative content can effectively combine structure and process in group treatment.
 

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Contents

Spontaneous Involvement
5
Applying the Group Process to Psychiatric Occupational
9
Use of Group Activities in Psychiatric Occupational
16
Conclusion
25
Conclusion
44
A Comparative Study
53
The Study
59
A Note on Conflicting Frames of Reference
65
Discussion
83
The Process of Group Treatment with the Chronically
91
Structured Craft Group Activities for Adolescent
101
Implications for Practice
116
Games as Occupational Therapy Tools
122
Field Testing of The Social Skills Game
130
Method
139
Results
147

Method
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