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Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment

Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Approaches for Parents and Children

By Laurette Olson

Routledge – 2006 – 180 pages

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Description

Get the tools for practical family-based interventions for children or adolescents with mental illness

Providing parent-child occupation-based interventions can be one of the most important therapeutic services offered to children or parents with mental illness and their families. Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment: Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Approaches for Parents and Children provides useful in depth “how to” strategies into the processes of providing family occupation-based group intervention when a child has a mental illness. Occupational therapists working with children or parents with mental illness can learn valuable practical interventions to apply in their own clinical work.

Cherished activities that strengthen parent-child bonds are many times lacking in families that include a child or parent with mental illness. Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment describes valuable parent-child occupation-based interventions with detailed examples of how they have been provided in therapy. This text provides an overview of the literature related to providing family-based psychiatric OT treatment for children and their families, a framework for providing services, rich descriptions of a parent-child activity group, a parent-adolescent activity group, and case studies of inpatient and home-based occupation based interventions.

Topics in Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment include:

  • an overview of theory and research literature on the nature of the interaction between parents and children with emotional disorders
  • detailed case studies of family challenges with mental illness
  • a framework for parent-child activity groups
  • a qualitative study of a parent-child activity group
  • analysis of the barriers that can arise in a parent-child activity group
  • clinical experiences leading a parent-adolescent activity group
  • analysis of the influences of culture within a parent-child activity group
  • a case study of the intervention for a depressed mother and her family
  • issues between parents and professionals when children are psychiatrically hospitalized

Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment provides occupational therapists and other professionals who lead parent-child groups or who work with families that include a child or parent with mental illness with integral tools to effectively treat their clients.

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. What Do We Know About the Daily Interactions Between Children with Mental Illness and Their Parents?
  • Chapter 3. Introducing the Parents and Children Participating in One Parent-Child Group on a Child Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Chapter 4. One Parent-Child Activity Group: A Framework and Snapshots
  • Chapter 5. A Qualitative Research Study of One Parent-Child Activity Group
  • Chapter 6. Exploring What Was Missing in One Parent-Child Activity Group
  • Chapter 7. Parent-Child Activity Groups Reconsidered
  • Chapter 8. Engaging Psychiatrically Hospitalized Teens with Their Parents Through a Parent-Adolescent Activity Group
  • Chapter 9. When a Mother is Depressed: Supporting her Capacity to Participate in Co-Occupation with Her Baby—A Case Study
  • Chapter 10. Closing Thoughts About Promoting Parent-Child Co-Occupation Through Parent-Child Activity Intervention
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Name: Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment: Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Approaches for Parents and Children (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Laurette Olson. Get the tools for practical family-based interventions for children or adolescents with mental illness Providing parent-child occupation-based interventions can be one of the most important therapeutic services offered to children or parents with mental...
Categories: Family Therapy, Community Psychiatry & Rehabilitation, Group Therapy