Faculty: Sharan L. Schwartzberg

Sharan L. Schwartzberg, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, CGP, FAGPA
Affiliated Faculty, Urban Environmental Policy & Planning
Boston University
New York University

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Dr. Schwartzberg teaches courses on group leadership and use of groups as a therapeutic and educational modality. Her research is directed toward understanding the impact of group therapy on individuals with severe mental illness and chronic conditions. She has published several books on topics including group work, the therapeutic relationship, gender, envy and competition, and ethical/legal dilemmas in occupational therapy. Mainly known for her work developing the Functional Group Model, she has facilitated process groups for graduate students and practitioners from a variety of fields including occupational therapy, school psychology, urban environmental planning, psychiatry, nursing, and social work. Dr. Schwartzberg is presently manualizing the Functional Group Model and developing measures of fidelity.

After 21 years of serving as Department Chair of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Schwartzberg is currently Coordinator of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at Tufts University. Her interdisciplinary work brings her to the School of Medicine where she holds secondary appointments as Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine. Her research takes place on the Medford Campus and at Tufts Medical Center Inpatient Psychiatry Unit where she is working with dental students to understand the perceptions of psychiatric patients’ oral health and implications for group intervention. Devoted to the development of group work research and practice, she is a board member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

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