Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 1) History of Group Therapies for People With Psychosis 

(p. 1) History of Group Therapies for People With Psychosis
(p. 1) History of Group Therapies for People With Psychosis

Tania Lecomte

, Claude Leclerc

, and Til Wykes

Page of

date: 20 February 2018

Group interventions have been offered in institutionalized settings for many decades. This chapter reviews the changes in goals and purposes for group therapies over the years. The chapter presents the goals, results and at times pitfalls of various group approaches. For instance, the book covers the first psychoanalytical groups offered to people with severe mental illness, followed by artistic and psychodrama groups. The chapter presents how the 1950’s saw the mergence of milieu therapy, closely followed by encounter groups. Specifically addressing people with severe mental illness, Yalom, and later Kanas, developed their models of inpatient group therapy, that are presented here. Finally, the chapter reviews some group approaches still used today, namely skills training, cognitive skills groups, peer support groups and dual-diagnosis groups.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Clinical Psychology requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.