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Sharan L. Schwartzberg, Ed. D., OTR/L, FAOTA, CGP, FAGPA, is professor of occupational therapy and coordinator of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program and has secondary appointments as professor of psychiatry and professor of public health & community medicine in Tufts’ School of Medicine. Her writing includes group work,  interactive reasoning, the therapeutic relationship, gender, envy and competition, and ethical and legal dilemmas in the field. 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. She is presently manualizing the Functional Group Model and developing measures of fidelity.

Her psychiatry research takes place 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 therapy research and practice, she is a board member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Schwartzberg can speak about:

  • Group therapy
  • Interactive reasoning
  • Interprofessional health care team development
  • Occupational therapy