Group therapy in a public sector psychiatric clinic

M. F. Weiner

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Effective group therapy in a public psychiatric clinic involves recognizing that the cognitive style of many of these patients differs from the cognitive style of patients in private outpatient settings for whom insight-oriented therapy is appropriate. Specific differences in treatment techniques for many public sector patients include a focus on identifying and changing present-day behavior through advice-giving, emotional support, and concrete forms of social support in addition to modeling and direct teaching by therapists and fellow group members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-365
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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