Abstract

In the U.S., we currently have an increase in admissions to psychiatric hospitals and a lack of research exploring inpatient group psychotherapy. Diagnostically homogeneous therapy groups outperform therapy groups with mixed symptoms, however, due to managed health care, psychiatric hospitals typically run brief duration, diagnostically heterogeneous groups. A review of the research literature was conducted in order to locate empirical studies that could offer treatment recommendations regarding how to facilitate brief duration, diagnostically heterogeneous inpatient psychotherapy groups. Although this review revealed little information about this specific type of group, common factors from inpatient studies were extracted. Based on a synthesis of these studies, a cross-sectional, process-oriented psychoeducational treatment model is suggested.

LLU Discipline

Psychology

Department

Psychology

School

School of Science and Technology

First Advisor

Arechiga, Adam L.

Second Advisor

Boyd, Kendal C.

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Degree Level

Psych.D.

Year Degree Awarded

January 2012

Date (Title Page)

6-1-2012

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Psychiatric hospital admissions; Inpatient Group Psychotherapy; Diagnostically Homogeneous Therapy Groups; Managed Healthcare; Diagnostically Heterogeneous Therapy Groups;

Subject - Local

Psychiatric hospital admissions, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, Diagnostically Homogeneous Therapy Groups, Managed Healthcare, Diagnostically Heterogeneous Therapy Groups

Type

Doctoral Project

Page Count

104 p.

Digital Format

Application/PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

Included in

Psychology Commons

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