Effectiveness Research about Psychotherapy Group: comparison between Clinical Observation and Empirical Data

Journal title GRUPPI
Author/s Alma Gentinetta, Salvo Gullo, Sabrina Ramonda, Bosio Anna Thione
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 52-73 File size 83 KB
DOI 10.3280/GRU2015-001005
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This article is an example showing the useful relationship between clinical practice and scientific research. The aim of our study is the evaluation (effectiveness, process) in a small psychotherapy group, groupanalitic methodology, the group ended in one year and done in a public Psychotherapy Center. The patients of the group have various diagnosis (neurosis, personality disease). The empirical data collected before, during and at the end of the group were processed and crossed from the colleagues’ group of the research only at the end of the therapeutic process: so the comparison between clinical observation and data could be done in a quite indipendent way. From the results it springs either common conclusions or different between clinical observations and empirical data; otherwise new interesting questions come out: you can see our remarks about it.

Keywords: Psychotherapy group, groupanalitic methodology, clinical practice, empirical research, effectiveness, process, evaluation

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Alma Gentinetta, Salvo Gullo, Sabrina Ramonda, Bosio Anna Thione, Ricerca sulla valutazione dell’efficacia e del processo di un percorso di psicoterapia di gruppo: connessioni tra osservazioni cliniche e dati empirici in "GRUPPI" 1/2015, pp 52-73, DOI: 10.3280/GRU2015-001005