1st Edition

Group Process and Structure in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

ISBN 9780866568296
Published January 11, 1989 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Structure and Process in Designing a Functional Group
  • Applying the Group Process to Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Part I: Historical and Current Use
  • Applying the Group Process to Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Part II: A Model for a Therapeutic Group in Psychiatric Occupational Therapy
  • A Preference for Activity: A Comparative Study of Psychotherapy Groups Versus Occupational Therapy Groups for Psychotic and Borderline Inpatients
  • The Effect of Three Group Formats on Group Interaction Patterns
  • The Process of Group Treatment With the Chronically Mentally Ill
  • Structured Craft Group Activities for Adolescent Delinquent Girls
  • Concept and Use of The Social Skills Game to Facilitate Group Interaction: A Case Study
  • The Effect of a Mime Group on Chronic Adult Psychiatric Clients’ Body-Image, Self-Esteem, and Movement-Concept
  • Using Robots in a Group With the Neuropsychologically Impaired: Achieving a Sense of Control Over the Environment

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