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Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Appllication of Group Treatment / Edition 2

Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Appllication of Group Treatment / Edition 2

by Marilyn Cole


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Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Appllication of Group Treatment / Edition 2

Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Prac tice Application of Group Treatment, Second Edition examines seven fra mes of reference for group therapy. Authored by Marilyn B. Cole, MS, O TR/L, this book describes the seven-step method in leading a group, an d teaches the reader how the traditional body of knowledge in group dy namics applies to occupational therapy. This new edition includes inf ormation on co-leadership in today's practice, the pros and cons of it s use, and how co-leadership can help therapists plan effectively and gain valuable feedback. Section Two, Group Guidelines From Seven Frame s of Reference, has been greatly revised to reflect the latest in grou p dynamics. Marilyn B. Cole has dedicated an entire chapter to Allen's Cognitive Disabilities Groups because of its extensive development ov er the past decade.

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ISBN-13: 9781556423826
Publisher: Slack, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction

Section I: Acquiring Group Skills
Chapter 1: Group Leadership: Cole’s Seven Steps Chapter 2:Understanding Group Dynamics Chapter 3: Client-Centered Groups Chapter 4: Groups as Social Contexts

Section II: Group Guidelines From Six Frames of Reference
Chapter 5: Psychodynamic Approaches Chapter 6: The Behavioral Cognitive Continuum Chapter 7: Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Group Chapter 8: Developmental Approaches Chapter 9: Sensorimotor Approaches Chapter 10: A Model of Human Occupation Approach

Section III: Planning an Occupational Therapy Group
Chapter 11: Writing a Group Protocol Chapter 12: A Group Laboratory Experience Chapter 13: A Group Experience: Developing Cultural Competence

Appendix A: The Task-Oriented Group as a Context for Treatment Gail S. Fidler, OTR
Gail S. Fidler, OTR
Appendix B: The Concept and Use of Developmental Groups
Anne Cronin Mosey, PhD, OTR
Appendix C: Summary of Mosey’s Adaptive Skills Appendix D: Excerpts From the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Appendix E: Group Leadership Guidelines in Six Frames of Reference Appendix F: Overview of the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health, Second Edition


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