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

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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Slack Inc
Publication date September 15, 2011
Pages 415
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781617110115
ISBN-10 1617110116
Dimensions 1.25 by 8.25 by 11.25 in.
Weight 2.55 lbs.
Original list price $75.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

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 a Fourth 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 the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Second Edition this 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 this Fourth Edition to reflect the design and use of groups for evaluation and intervention within the newly evolving paradigm of occupational therapy. 


Features Inside the Fourth 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. 

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4th edition from Slack Inc (September 15, 2011)
9781617110115 | details & prices | 415 pages | 8.25 × 11.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $75.95
About: In occupational therapy practice, well designed groups represent social and cultural contexts for occupational performance in everyday life.
3 edition from Slack Inc (January 11, 2005)
9781556426872 | details & prices | 417 pages | 8.25 × 10.75 × 1.00 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $58.95
About: To lead effective groups, occupational therapists must develop the skills of group facilitation, design group experiences using different frames of reference, and adapt group interventions to a broad range of client populations.

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