ERIC Number: ED037748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Group Therapy with Multiple Therapists in A Large Group.
Herschleman, Philip; Freundlich, David
The utilization of multiple therapists in large group therapy meetings has been found to be a significant improvement over the traditional ward meeting or patient-staff conference. The initially limited goals of reducing ward tension and acting out by means of patients ventilation were surpassed. Despite the size of the meetings it was often possible to meaningfully explore affect-laden areas. The after-group meetings contributed appreciably to the therapists' professional growth and to the general morale of the therapeutic team. The multiple therapist technique could provide an additional and effective treatment modality in many institutional settings characterized by a large patient-therapist ratio, and where treatment is usually restricted to chemotherapy and ward milieu. (KJ)
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Institutional Environment, Methods, Program Descriptions, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychological Services, Psychologists, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Environment, Therapists
Dr. Philip Herschleman, Philadelphia Naval Hospital, 17th Street and Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Naval Hospital, PA.