Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention by Marilyn B. ColeGroup Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention by Marilyn B. Cole

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

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In occupational therapy practice, well designed groups represent social and cultural contexts for occupational performance in everyday life.Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy, the best-selling text for over 21 years by Marilyn B. Cole, has been updated to aFourth Edition,offering strategies and learning tools to place clients in effective groups for enhanced therapeutic interventions.

Building on the original seven steps for learning group leadership, and keeping with theOccupational Therapy Practice Framework, Second Editionthis text examines group dynamics from a therapeutic and wellness perspective. It reviews descriptions of how Occupational Therapy group leaders apply multiple levels of professional reasoning to maximize the therapeutic value of group interactions. Recent examples and evidence are also included in thisFourth Editionto reflect the design and use of groups for evaluation and intervention within the newly evolving paradigm of occupational therapy.

Features Inside theFourth Edition:

· Practice exercises and applications within groups, such as conflict resolution and social learning techniques

· Overview of complexity theory and its application to groups

· A format for designing groups for many specific settings and populations within OT practice (writing group protocols)

· Six-session group laboratory exercise and format for students to learn and expand their cultural competence

· Six-session group laboratory exercise for students entitled “Developing Your Professional Self addressing the transition from student to practitioner

· A structure for designing and leading wellness or therapeutic groups in the community as a service learning project for students

Beginning with a client-centered theoretical approach, the 7-step format provides guidelines for the adaptation of group structure and leadership according to different theoretical perspectives. Section 2 provides reviews and applications of the most common occupation based theories including several new occupation based models and frames of reference for designing and leading groups for a wide range of populations.

Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.

Newly added sections expand the application of leadership skills such as professional leadership, focus group leadership, and team leadership. Current literature has been incorporated throughout, continuing the over 21 year tradition of education for all levels of occupational therapy students and professionals.

Marilyn B. (Marli) Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA,is a Professor Emeritus of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, and an Occupational Therapy Consultant. After 25 years of teaching, she has now become a full-time writer. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Connecticut, a graduate certi...
Title:Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group…Format:PaperbackDimensions:415 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


About the Author


Section One Acquiring Group Skills

Chapter 1 Group Leadership: Cole's Seven Steps

Chapter 2 Understanding Group Dynamics

Chapter 3 Client-Centered Groups

Chapter 4 Groups and the OT Practice Framework-II

Section Two 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 Three 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

Chapter 14 Community Intervention: A Service Learning Experience for Students

Appendix A The Task-Oriented Group as a Context for Treatment

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 AOTA Practice Framework-II

Appendix E Theory-Based Group Leadership Guidelines

Appendix F Overview of the International Classification of Function, Disability,
and Health, Second Edition