Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Treatment

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Slack Incorporated, 1998 - Medical - 384 pages
Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Treatment, Second Edition examines seven frames of reference for group therapy. This book describes the seven-step method in leading a group, and teaches the reader how the traditional body of knowledge in group dynamics applies to occupational therapy.This edition includes information on co-leadership in today's practice, the pros and cons of its use, and how co-leadership can help therapists plan effectively and gain valuable feedback. Section Two, Group Guidelines From Seven Frames of Reference, has been greatly revised to reflect the latest in group dynamics. Marilyn B. Cole has dedicated an entire chapter to Allen's Cognitive Disabilities Groups because of its extensive development over the past decade. Chapter Five, The Behavioral Cognitive Continuum, represents an attempt to organize the many concepts and techniques occupational therapists use in group treatment, which relate to behavioral and cognitive theory. The chapter describing the Model of Human Occupation Approach has been revised to include new theoretical developments and research. The importance of occupational choices, habit maps and habitat, and roles and role scripts in the context of one's social group and culture are discussed.

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Understanding Group Dynamics
Group Guidelines From Seven Frames of Reference
A Psychoanalytic Approach

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About the author (1998)

Marilyn B. (Marli) Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a tenured Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, and an Occupational Therapy Consultant. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Connecticut, a graduate certificate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bridgeport. She is licensed by the state of Connecticut to practice occupational therapy and is certified by the Center for Study of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction to administer the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests. The author's clinical experience includes 16 years in mental health, 3 years in pediatrics, and 5 years in geriatrics.
The author has more than 24 years of experience, including Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Philadelphia; Middlesex Memorial Hospital in Middletown, CT; Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals in New London, CT; and Newington Children's Hospital in Connecticut. She has also served as consultant for the West Haven VA Medical Center, the Portland Public Schools, Fairfield Hills Hospital, the Institute of Living, and St. Joseph's Manor, all in Connecticut.
This is Marli's 21st year of full-time teaching. She has taught courses in psychiatric clinical media, group leadership, group dynamics, frames of reference, fieldwork I and II, psychopathology, sensorimotor integration, computer technology lab, research, and geriatrics.
Marli has published 10 professional journal articles and a chapter in Group Process and Structure. She has presented papers and workshops at professional conferences on many different topics.
Marli has also delivered professional presentations to Yale psychiatric residents, the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association, the New York State Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the World Federation of Occupational Therapy.
Currently, she is involved in research investigations of the relationship of group size with cohesiveness and meaningfulness, the status of the therapeutic relationship in occupational therapy, and the development of cultural competence. In recent years she has taken groups of students to England and Costa Rica.

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