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Understanding Content and Process: Guidelines for Group Leaders
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 225–229, October 2012
How to Cite
Puskar, K. R., Mazza, G., Slivka, C., Westcott, M., Campbell, F. and Giannone McFadden, T. (2012), Understanding Content and Process: Guidelines for Group Leaders. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 48: 225–229. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00343.x
The authors reported no conflict of interest.
- Issue published online: 25 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2012
- First Received December 1, 2011; Final Revision received April 4, 2012; Accepted for publication April 10, 2012.
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PURPOSE: To discuss basic concepts of group therapy as a treatment modality.
CONCLUSIONS: The psychiatric nurse group leader uses concepts of content and process at his/her disposal as powerful tools of change, adaptation, and recovery.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Group therapy is a common modality in treating mental disorders that is both evidence based and cost-effective. Group therapy is practiced in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential treatment facilities. Because of their understanding of the bio-psycho-social origin of mental illness, psychiatric nurses are uniquely prepared to assist in many roles as facilitators of change.