ERIC Number: ED099746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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High and Low Risk Self-Disclosure in Group Psychotherapy.
Anchor, Kenneth N.
This study examined the occurrence of high and low risk self-disclosure in 12 therapy groups. Eight groups were conducted for clients served by a community mental health center on an out-patient basis, and four groups were composed of extremely maladjusted in-patient clients at a state hospital. The Group Interaction Profile, an instrument which yeilds ratings of each member's verbalizations, was used as the dependent measure. As expected, the results demonstrated that all of the groups engaged in significantly more low than high risk self-disclosure. However, groups of institutionalized subjects emitted a greater proportion of high risk self-disclosure verbalizations than groups of non-institutionalized subjects. Related clinical implications were discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Measurement Instruments, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Clinics, Psychotherapy, Research Projects, Risk, Sensitivity Training, Speeches, Therapy, Verbal Communication
Kenneth Anchor, Box 512, Department of Psychology, George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennesses 37203
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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