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This workshop is designed for occupational therapy practitioners who do not yet have experience with conducting groups but are looking to add group interventions to their tool box. An additional workshop will be offered in the Fall 2018 and will address more advanced group therapy strategies for the OT practitioners looking to expand their group therapy repertoire.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/9/2018
When: 06/09/2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Center for Healthcare Education, Sacred Heart University
4000 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut  06825
United States
Contact: Monica Kelly


Online registration is available until: 6/7/2018
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Title of the Event:

Foundations of Group Therapy in Occupational Therapy (OT) Practice

 

Date & Time (start-end) of the Event:

June 9th, 2018, 8:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 to 12:00 pm – Presentation

 

Location/Address/Room Number of the Event: (Please include room capacity)

Center for Healthcare Education, Sacred Heart University, 4000 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, 06825

Room: TBA

 

Number of Contact Hours:

3 Contact Hours

 

Speaker(s) Name and Credentials:

Lola Halperin, OTR/L, Ed. D.

 

Bio/Background of the Speaker:

 

Lola Halperin is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Graduate OT Program, Sacred Heart University (SHU). Prior to becoming a professor at SHU, she practiced for 13 years as a mental health (MH) OT in Israel, Canada and the US. Lola has received her Bachelor of OT degree from Tel Aviv University, a Master of Arts degree from the post-professional program in OT at NYU, and her Doctor of Education degree from the Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Group therapy has been Lola’s passion for over 20 years, and she has been facilitating groups with clients affected by various MH conditions, as well as with OT students (as a part of their MH curriculum). To augment her clinical experience, Lola has obtained training in psychodrama, individual and group counseling, and cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral therapy throughout her professional career.

Learning Objectives Attendees Would Achieve:

  1. Explore theoretical principles underlying group therapy in OT practice

  2. Experience first-hand basic group therapy interventions applicable to OT practice

  3. Discuss how these interventions can be adapted to meet the needs of different client populations

     

    Summary of Event: (500 Character Count Max)

    This workshop is designed for occupational therapy practitioners who do not yet have experience with conducting groups but are looking to add group interventions to their tool box. An additional workshop will be offered in the Fall 2018 and will address more advanced group therapy strategies for the OT practitioners looking to expand their group therapy repertoire.

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