group interventions l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Group Interventions PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Group Interventions

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 16

Group Interventions - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 311 Views
  • Uploaded on

Group Interventions. Karlee Wilson Occupational Therapist Sussex on Quinn Day Therapy Centre April 2008. Why run groups?. Types of groups facilitated. Educational Illness education, relapse management, Recovery Skill development

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Group Interventions' - salena


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
group interventions

Group Interventions

Karlee Wilson

Occupational Therapist

Sussex on Quinn Day Therapy Centre

April 2008

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

slide2
Why run groups?

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

types of groups facilitated
Types of groups facilitated
  • Educational
    • Illness education, relapse management, Recovery
  • Skill development
    • Assertiveness, Anxiety and Depression Management, Anger Management, Relaxation, Problem Solving
  • Recreational/social
    • Community Access, pool competition, ‘get thinking’ activities
  • Arts/crafts
    • Painting, wood burning, beading, photography
  • Support Groups
    • BPD support group

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

overall stages
Overall stages
  • Determine need for a group
      • Referrals, discussions with clients
  • Market the group and recruit appropriate participants
      • Flyers, emails, phone calls, attendance at team meetings, OT meetings
      • Generally 4-6 participants
  • Plan the group
      • Review resources, develop group proforma, discuss with clients during first group what their needs are
  • Facilitation
      • Generally 6-8 weeks
  • Group Closure
  • Evaluate the group
      • Pre and post measures (Goal attainment scale, knowledge questionnaires, BAI, BDI)
      • Summarise benefits to group participants, recommendations
  • Document participation
      • Chart documentation, liaise with Principle Service Providers

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

determine need for the group
Determine need for the group
  • Review referral forms and client charts
  • Liaison with health professionals and NGO’s
  • Therapist interactions with client
  • Therapist observation of clients

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

marketing the group
Marketing the group
  • Present proposal for groups at team meetings
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of utilising a particular approach
    • use literature and/or previous group evaluations
  • Flyers- send to key stakeholders and place at location of group
    • who, what, where, when, duration
  • Newsletters
    • Showcase previous benefits clients have experienced by attending the group

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

recruiting appropriate participants
Recruiting Appropriate Participants
  • Participants may require a particular intervention, but is a group setting the most appropriate?
  • Is the client ‘ready’? Is the client willing?
  • Explain the benefits of attending the group to both referrers and clients
    • Expected outcomes, feedback from previous participants, effectiveness of utilising a particular approach (ie CBT)
    • Attend consumer meetings
    • 1:1 discussion with clients- effective
    • Liaise with case managers/support workers obtain their assistance in encouraging client participation

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

planning the group
Planning the group
  • Consider needs of individual participants
    • Level of functioning, personality traits, assistance required to complete tasks
  • Consider resources available
    • Group programmes, literature, evaluation tools, funding, environmental, time
  • Location of group
    • Can be limited, will have effect on number of participants
    • Consider layout of room (circle of chairs is less confronting and more informal)
  • Length of the group

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

group proforma
Group Proforma
  • Complete group proforma
    • Overall aims
    • Objectives/problems or skills targeted
    • Facilitator/s
    • Group process
      • Target group and reason, optimal number, open/closed, contraindications
      • Session outlines
      • Evaluation methods
      • Documentation
      • Safety/security issues
  • Weekly outlines

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

session outline
Session Outline

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

facilitation
Facilitation
  • Weekly/ fortnightly sessions
  • 30-45 minute sessions
  • Make it relevant to participants
  • Less is more: participants only retain 25-50% of information presented
  • Utilise resources
    • Workbook/ handouts for clients, whiteboard, DVD’s
  • Manage group dynamics
    • Assertive vs passive clients
  • Positive feedback regarding participation and progress
    • Summarise at end of each session
  • Encourage participation for length of group
  • Breaks in the middle of sessions can important
  • Make it fun and interesting
  • Snacks

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

group closure
Group Closure
  • Review client/group goals and objectives
  • Feedback/debriefing
  • Review group content
  • Certificates to group members
  • Thank client for their participation
  • Plan for follow up measures, 4-6 weeks post group

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

evaluating the group
Evaluating the group
  • Pre and post evaluation
    • Goal Attainment Scale
      • Has the clients goal been met? Is there need for further intervention?
    • Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory
    • DASS
    • Knowledge questionnaires
    • ‘Before we start’
      • amount of client knowledge relating to topic, topics/skills to be covered
    • ‘Now we have finished’
      • Client rates: information gained, how well group met needs, overall group rating
      • What skills or other things learnt
      • Anything that still needs improving
    • Other measures

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

evaluating the group cont
Evaluating the group (cont)
  • Client feedback
    • Group content
    • Improvements for future groups
    • What helped them the most
    • Benefits of utilising resources
    • Length of group
  • Facilitators impressions/reflection
    • What worked, what didn’t work
    • What could be improved in future groups

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

documenting the group
Documenting the group
  • Document evaluation results
    • SOQ utilise proforma
      • Name
      • Dates run
      • Group content based on
      • Evaluation tools utilised- Observation, pre and post evaluation, pre and post questionnaires, HoNOS, LSP, GAS, Other
      • Summary of Outcomes from Evaluation used
      • General feedback from participants
      • Facilitator impressions/ reflections
      • Recommendations for future groups
  • Client chart documentation
    • Weekly documentation regarding participation, progress
    • Assessment/screening tools placed in client chart

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS

slide16
Questions?
  • Thankyou for participating

Kindly provided by Occuaptional Therapy - Townsville MHS