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ERIC Number: ED475585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Tailoring Inpatient Group Psychotherapy to Patients' Needs: Size Matters!
Oxman, Elaine B.; Chambliss, Catherine
Today's publicly funded psychiatric inpatient institutions focus increasingly in stabilization and relapse prevention, readying patients for community reentry. An increasing emphasis on consumer satisfaction and professionals' accountability for efficient outcomes has coincided with growing cost-consciousness. Therapists must strive to tailor psychological services to the needs of individual patients, in order to address consumer needs appropriately, while simultaneously curbing costs. Staffing limitations mandate creative, flexible use of group methods. Several strategies for individualizing treatment within a cost-effective group context are presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A