ERIC Number: ED037763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Saturation Group Psychotherapy in A Weekend Clinic: An Outcome Study. A Goal-Oriented Group Therapy Model for A Saturation Format. Therapists Participation in Saturation Group Therapy.
Vernallis, Francis F.; And Others
Saturation Group Therapy was conducted on a small group of patients for 16 consecutive weekends with 15 hours of group therapy each weekend. The subjects all had recognizable psychiatric problems. Three separate papers are included: (1) the patients' participation, (2) therapists' participation, and (3) a goal-oriented group therapy model for a saturation format. The first paper presents the selection and description of the patient sample, the type of treatment administered to the patients and the control group, the results, and a discussion. The second paper is a study of the therapists during the 16 weeks of treatment. It contains 12 therapist participation categories, definitions of the categories and the procedure used. The third paper is a goal-oriented treatment model which outlines a framework of procedures and participation modes. The treatment process is divided into three sessions. The initial sessions are used to vent feelings, structure treatment, and form a cohesive group. The tactics employed during the central sessions are: (1) to have each patient give an account of himself, and a description of his activities of the previous week, and (2) to have the group closely examine one patient. The final sessions are geared toward synthesis and termination. Also included is a discussion of the treatment model. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Olive View Hospital, CA.; San Fernando Valley State Coll., Northridge, CA.
Note: Papers were presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, California, June, 1968, and at a conference on "The Role of Transitional Facilities in the Rehabilitation of the Emotionally Disturbed," Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1968