Dynamic Cognitive Groups

POTAC presents

Dynamic Cognitive Groups: How to Set Up a Group to Reach Your Population

Presenter: Susan Edelsberg, OTR/L, GCFP

Friday, February 25, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Laguna Honda Hospital
375 Laguna Honda, Rm. A-300, San Francisco, CA 94116

Description of Program

A range of cognitive group exercises using a variety of sensory strategies will be presented in a hands-on, experiential format. Discussion will address how exercises can be adapted to fit your population.

Exercises will address the following areas of cognition and illustrate the extent to which cognitive impairments impact functional performance:

  • Memory (auditory, visual, tactile, taste memories), delayed recall, working memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory;
  • Initiation;
  • Psychomotor retardation;
  • Planning (generation of ideas, categories, organization);
  • Problem solving;
  • Judgment;
  • Insight;
  • Mental flexibility

Emphasis will be made on a weekly group structure following a format that has predictable and new components. We will attempt to recreate group structure and content in real time, so that participants will get a sense of the cognitive demands and expectations our patients are experiencing.

A tour of the new hospital and rehabilitation center will follow Susan’s presentation.

Presenter Bio

Susan Edelsberg, OTR/L, GCFP currently works as the psychosocial coordinator/OT on the Positive Care unit at Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco. For the past year she has developed and co-facilitated psychosocial OT groups in the Connectivity Clinic for residents from the Memory Care and Positive Care units. Susan is also a Feldenkrais practitioner and works individually with residents with chronic pain in the Medical Clinic at Laguna Honda Hospital.

Directions & Parking

We have 20  parking spaces on the 5th floor and assurance that the door will be accessible for entry in the old hospital. The room is on the 3rd floor, the A wing in the front of the hospital.

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POTAC and Members – $15; nonmembers – $25; students – $5. You may pay at the door.

Certificate of Attendance provided to qualify for 2 hours of PDUs.

Please register by Tuesday, February 22: e-mail Susan at susan.edelsberg [at] sfdph.org.

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