Occupational Analysis and Group Process - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323793674

Occupational Analysis and Group Process

2nd Edition

Authors: Jane O'Brien Jean Solomon
Paperback ISBN: 9780323793674
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 5th April 2021
Page Count: 416

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Learn how to analyze client needs and use group therapy for effective interventions! Occupational Analysis and Group Process, 2nd Edition provides practical information on two key components of occupational therapy practice, helping you understand how to intervene with a variety of clients. Using case scenarios and clinical examples, this book provides strategies and guidelines for analyzing functional tasks for clients from children to adolescents to adults. It guides you through every step of the group process, including group leadership, communication within the group, and group interventions. Written by noted OT educators Jane Clifford O’Brien and Jean W. Solomon, this book provides a solid foundation for intervention planning.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive content covers the material taught in group process and occupational analysis courses within Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs.
  • Clear, matter-of-fact approach provides an understanding of the group process, strategies for leading groups, and guidelines for group interventions.
  • Case examples, tables, and boxes highlight the key content in each chapter.
  • Clinical Pearls emphasize practical application of the information, providing tips gained in clinical practice.
  • Therapeutic Media are tried-and-true methods pulled from the author's extensive experience in occupational therapy.

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding Occupation as a Precursor to Group Process
    2. Occupational, Activity, and Task Analysis
    3. Interpersonal Relationships and Communication
    4. Therapeutic Use of Self: Applying the Intentional Relationship Model in Group Therapy
    5. Teaching and Learning
    6. Managing and Facilitating Groups
    7. Guidelines and Best Practices for Setting and Developing Goals
    8. Establishing Individual and Group Goals
    9. Occupations of Childhood Focusing on Group Interventions
    10. Adolescents: Developmental Tasks and Group Strategies
    11. Adult Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation: Group Interventions
    12. Aging and Occupation: Emphasizing the Role of Physical Client Factors, Cognition, and Sensory Functioning
    13. Managing Difficult Behaviors During Group Interventions
    14. Ethical Decision-Making in Occupational Therapy Practice
    15. Trends and Opportunities for Expanding Occupational Therapy Practice
    16. Exercises and Forms for Practice Worksheets


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About the Authors

Jane O'Brien

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Westbrook College of Health Professions, University of New England, Portland, Maine

Jean Solomon

Affiliations and Expertise

Occupational Therapist, Berkeley County School District, Moncks Corner, SC