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Department of Occupational Therapy

Mary Alicia Barnes

Doctoral Experiential Coordinator
Lecturer
OTD

Mary Alicia Barnes

Mary Alicia Barnes

Doctoral Experiential Coordinator
Lecturer
OTD

Phone 617-627-5960
Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Education: 
B.S., M.S., O.T.D. in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University
Expertise: 

Group Theory & Practice; Functional Group Model; Occupational Therapy Fieldwork, Mentoring

Research Interests: 

My current and ongoing scholarship focus is on development of an instrument to measure outcomes of group leader training related to common leader behaviors. I continue to participate in research projects regarding occupational therapy fieldwork and community based program evaluation.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • Marjorie B. Greene Award 2017 for leadership in occupational therapy
  • MAOT Catherine Trombly Award, 2009 for contributions to the profession in the areas of education, research and publication
  • Irene Allard Clinical Education Award, 1998
  • NEOTEC Appreciation Award; 1999, 1992
Professional Memberships: 
American Group Psychotherapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy
Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy
Selected Publications and Presentations: 
  • Schwartzberg, S. L., & Barnes, M. A. (2014). Functional Group Model: An occupational therapy approach, Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 23, 2, E7-E26.
  • Roberts, M., Evenson, M., Kaldenburg, J., Barnes, M. A., & Ozelie, R. (2015, May 25). Fieldwork Education Survey: Demand for Innovative and creative solutions. OT Practice, 15-16.
  • Schwartzberg, S. L., Howe, M. C., & Barnes, M. A. (2008). Groups: Applying the Functional Group Model.Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  • Schwartzberg, S. L. & Barnes, M. A. (in press). Group work skills for practice, in Duncan, E. Skills for practice in occupational therapy, Elselvier.
  • Bissonnette, B. S. & Barnes, M. A. (2019). Group Reminiscence Therapy: An effective intervention to improve depression, life satisfaction, and well-being in older adults? International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 0, 1-10, doi:10.1080/00207284.2019.1640610
Service Memberships: 
Calmer Choice Advisory Board (2018-present); Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy (Board Member 2019-present); Conference Workshop Committee Co-chair (2016-present); Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Co-chair 2019-present); Walnut Street Center Human Rights Committee (2009-present)