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Clinical Application & Action Methods to Guide the Group Leader

presented by Ann Chapleau

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In this course, viewers will learn to apply the theoretical frameworks learned in Part I to group interventions of sociometry, general warm-up activities, and group activities that facilitate spontaneity and creativity to promote social participation, adaptive behavior, and self-awareness.

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Ann Chapleau, D.H.S., OTR/L

Ann Chapleau, D.H.S., OTR/L, is an associate professor of occupational therapy at Western Michigan University. She has 30 years of clinical and managerial experience in community mental health. She is certified as an Action Methods Director through the Michigan Psychodrama Institute and is certified to administer the A-ONE Neurobehavioral Assessment. Her current research includes assessment…

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1. Assessment of Group Roles

This chapter illustrates how assessment and intervention are interwoven in the therapy group setting. Group task roles, maintenance roles, and individual roles are reviewed. Using video examples, the viewer is guided in clinical reasoning exercises to identify specific roles and group leader strategies for supporting, redirecting, or limiting behaviors as needed to promote self-awareness and growth.

2. Group Activity Examples

Video demonstrations are provided for various group warm-up activities designed to promote spontaneity, foster group cohesion, and provide useful information about the group. Examples of additional group activities are also reviewed, with detailed instructions provided. At the end of the chapter, the viewer is guided in a clinical reasoning process using a provided case study.

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The research literature supports the value of group intervention to increase social participation and provide needed peer support and feedback. However, practitioners often lack group leadership experience and knowledge of strategies for energizing groups and building group cohesion. In this two-part course, viewers will learn to apply theoretical frameworks to group interventions as well as various techniques for assessment of group dynamics, group warm-up, and structured activities.

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