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Research Article  |   June 1992
Socialization Groups: Using The Book of Questions as a Catalyst for Interaction
Author Affiliations
  • Jay C. Wade, MS, OTR, is Senior Occupational Therapist, Department of Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, New York. (Mailing address: 89–18 182nd Street, Hollis, New York 11423)
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Mental Health / Practice
Research Article   |   June 1992
Socialization Groups: Using The Book of Questions as a Catalyst for Interaction
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1992, Vol. 46, 541-545. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.6.541
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1992, Vol. 46, 541-545. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.6.541
Abstract

This article describes the use of The Book of Questions (Stock, 1987) as a tool for assessment and as a catalyst for social interaction in an acute short-term inpatient psychiatric unit. Examples of questions and how they can be used to provide information for the evaluation of personality style and social and interpersonal skills are provided. Group objectives, membership criteria and format, and leadership techniques are discussed. Analysis of the group activity and patients’ responses to the group indicates that a group structured around The Book of Questions facilitates social interaction and is easily transferable to social activities outside of the structured therapeutic group setting and hospital environment.