Previous reviews of the research literature and a new review conducted for this article were examined for evidence of the efficacy, applicability, and efficiency of time-limited, short-term group therapy (TSG T).
Strong evidence for all three factors was found.
Additional patient and therapist factors influence the effectivness and utilization of TSGT in clinical settings, however.
Some are analogous to criteria routinely considered in the use of medication such as « ease of administration » and « side effects. » Others are particularly relevant to therapists, such as lack of training and experience, organizational difficulties, and negative reactions to managed-care initiatives.
Optimal matching of patient and treatment also affects treatment decisions.
Implications for clinicians and administrators are considered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychothérapie groupe, Court terme, Utilisation, Article synthèse, Efficacité traitement, Homme, Soin coordonné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Group psychotherapy, Short term, Use, Review, Treatment efficiency, Human, Managed care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0329391
Code Inist : 002B18I05D. Création : 10/04/1997.