New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational Therapy Groups for Treating Social Anxiety

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Concord Hospital, Concord, NH


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Topic: Occupational Therapy Groups for Treating Social Anxiety

Continuing Education: 0.2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

*In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

Day/Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue: Concord Hospital (Pittman Family Conference Room - 3rd Floor), 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 

Cost: Members - $20

Non-Members - $35

Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)

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Presenter: Olivia Marquis, OTS

Presenter Bio: 

Olivia Marquis is an occupational therapy student at the University of New Hampshire. She has experience as a home health aid for Granite State Independent Living, where she cared for individuals experiencing physical disabilities, such as spinal cord injury and arthrogryposis. She also completed an internship at the University of New Hampshire, called Life Skills, where she collaborated with her peers to develop groups for individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome. She is currently an intern at Concord Hospital's inpatient Behavioral Health Ward (5W), where she is gaining valuable experience learning how to develop groups for patients with mental illness.


1. To identify the 6 capacities of Social Cognitive Theory that people are attributed with, and how these capacities are used for the development of groups.

2. To identify at least 2 ways to help patients identify the thoughts they have concerning their experiences with social anxiety.

3. To identify at least 2 ways to help patients manage their symptoms of social anxiety.

4. To identify at least 2 ways to help patients challenge their symptoms of social anxiety.


Olivia Marquis, Occupational Therapy Intern, will be presenting information about the groups she has developed to help people struggling with social anxiety. She has developed six groups, that have been used for the treatment of patients at Concord Hospital's inpatient behavioral health unit (5W). The groups have been developed to accommodate the needs of the individuals on the unit experiencing many different types of mental illness, with an overall theme of social anxiety. Groups include: How to Be More Mindful About Our Avoidance Patterns, Fear of Rejection, Mis-perceptions We Have About Our Abilities and Self-Worth, How to Be More Assertive, Overcoming Guilt and Embarrassment, and Why do We Worry.

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

Office: 1 Simons Lane, Suite 2, Newmarket, NH 03857
Mail: P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
Phone: (603) 868-7475

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