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Theoretical Frameworks to Guide the Therapist in Group Interventions

presented by Ann Chapleau

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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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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. Psychodrama and Sociometry

The theoretical base for psychodrama is reviewed, including key concepts of spontaneity and creativity. The role of sociometry as a method of assessing group dynamics is illustrated through examples and a video demonstration of an action method using role play is provided.

2. Models of Group Development

This chapter examines several developmental models that reflect both the development of groups over time as well as the developmental process that occurs within each group session.

3. Functional Group Model

The theoretical base of the Functional Group Model is reviewed, including its focus on activity-based interventions to enhance function. Various assessment methods and group leader functions and roles are discussed.

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