Articles Tagged "group therapy"

If you have seen Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” watched the long-standing TV sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” or were friends with gamers in the last 45 years, you’ve likely had at least a passing exposure to Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), one of the most popular table-top role-playing games (TTRPG). Though D&D unduly provoked fear among those […]

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Treatment Feedback and Success Monitoring Treatment Success Measuring the success of treatment can involve many criteria, one being change on some outcome (e.g., psychiatric distress) to normal or improved levels (Kazdin, 2016; Lambert, 2015). Wampold (2015) noted that routine outcome monitoring (ROM) and its feedback to clinicians is now well-supported and should be adopted wherever […]

While there is little debate about whether psychotherapy works, there remains disagreement about how it works (Barlow, 2004; Lilienfeld, Ritschel, Lynn, Cautin, & Latzman, 2014; Lorenzo-Luaces, German, & DeDubeis, 2014; Messer & Wampold, 2002; Shafran et al., 2009; Tracey, Wampold, Lichtenberg, & Goodyear, 2014; Wampold, 2015).  This lack of consensus has understandably led to continued […]

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) represents a standard of practice as clinicians seek increasingly effective ways to provide therapeutic services to their clients. Comprised of three main approaches, EBP seeks to apply a structured, systematic approach to the provision of therapy through the use of empirically supported treatments, practice guidelines, and practice based evidence (Burlingame & Beecher, […]

Abstract The use of outcome monitoring systems to identify clients that are at-risk for treatment failure has now become part of daily clinical practice, shown in 25 empirical studies to improve client outcomes. These promising findings have led to outcome monitoring systems being recognized as evidence-based. Feedback systems based on client perception of therapeutic processes […]

In the competition between therapy modalities in the United States today, group psychotherapy is clearly on the ropes. As I write these words, the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) of the American Psychological Association is considering another petition offered by APA Division 49 (Group Psychotherapy) to have group […]

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Psychotherapists are becoming busier every day and are constantly trying to manage the many different responsibilities they have with the increase in demand for psychological services.  Responsibilities can include assessment, treatment planning, clinical preparation, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, case consultation, documentation, coordinating care, supervision, training, and outreach.  One setting that has been heavily […]

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Residential wilderness therapy or adventure therapy is “the prescriptive use of adventure experiences provided by mental health professionals, often conducted in natural settings that kinesthetically engage clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels.” (Gass, Gillis & Russell, 2012 p.1).  The term adventure therapy is used in the literature interchangeably with “wilderness therapy” (Russell, 2001) and […]

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The importance of group composition – the particular blend of patient characteristics in a therapy group – is widely recognized by group psychotherapists.  Skilled clinicians try to have an ideal composition in mind when selecting patients for group therapy.  Notwithstanding such ideals, the task of selecting group members is complicated by the fact that no […]

Although the existing group art therapy literature focuses on identifying art therapy directives and describing the root of group psychotherapy as being geared toward verbal therapy (Liebmann, 2004; Steinbach, 2014), there has been a gap in the literature when it comes to describing the healing components of art in group work. The second edition of […]