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Title: From feelings of imprisonment to group cohesion: A qualitative analysis of group analytic psychotherapy with dual diagnosed patients admitted to an acute inpatient psychiatric unit
Author: Sánchez Morales, Lidia
Eiroá Orosa, Francisco José
Valls Llagostera, Cristina
González Pérez, Alba
Alberich, Cristina
Keywords: Psicoteràpia de grup
Abús de substàncies
Malalties mentals
Group psychotherapy
Substance abuse
Mental illness
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Objectives: Group cohesion, the establishment of hope, and the expression of feelings have been said to be the basic ingredients of group psychotherapy. To date, there is few literature describing therapeutic processes in short stay settings such as acute psychiatric wards and with special patient groups such as addictions. Our goal with this study is to describe and analyze group processes in such contexts. Methods: We used a qualitative methodology combining constant comparative methods and hermeneutical triangulation to analyze therapeutic narratives in the context of a group analytic process carried following Foulkes' and Yalom's styles. Results: The results provide a picture of the therapeutic process including the use of norms to strengthen group cohesion facilitating the expression of emotions in early stages of group development. Conclusions: This analysis is intended to be a guide for practitioners implementing group therapy in contexts involving several constraints, such as acute psychiatric wards.
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It is part of: Psychotherapy Research, 2018, vol. 28, num. 3, p. 433-445
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ISSN: 1050-3307
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