This report describes a pilot study of a waiting-list group (preliminary process group [PPG]) that provided treatment for applicants to a university affiliated, urban mental health center.
All individuals on the treatment waiting list were informed of the PPG.
This semistructured group, meeting weekly, began with members presenting their problems, followed by free discussion, and ending with goal setting for the next week.
Approximately one seventh (35 out of 262) of the clinic's applicants during a 41/2-month period chose to enter the PPG.
They differed from those who chose not to particpate (wait list) by being older and less educated.
Approximately 80% ofboth wait-list and PPG participants subsequently entered therapy.
Significantly more PPG patients than those on the wait list entered group treatment.
The PPG served clinic needs by providing prompt service for self selected individuals and by supporting the group therapy program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme thérapeutique, Préparation, Psychothérapie groupe, Traitement, Accessibilité, Crise, Service santé, Milieu universitaire, Milieu urbain, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Santé mentale, Environnement social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Liste attente
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Therapeutic schedule, Preparation, Group psychotherapy, Treatment, Accessibility, Crisis, Health service, University environment, Urban environment, Cost analysis, Health economy, Mental health, Social environment, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 99-0518385
Code Inist : 002B18I05D. Création : 18/05/2000.