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Week 6: Foundations of Group Work and Types of Groups

And as participants improve, the group as a whole benefits. Members can be agents of change for each other. Seeing others’ progress can help group members realize they, too, can cope and feel better.

—Dr. Nina W. Brown, “Power in Numbers”

Group therapy can be very beneficial for clients. In fact, research has shown that for many clients, group therapy is as effective as individual therapy. Members of groups are not only able to influence change within each other, but they are often able to more easily relate to the guidance of peers than that of a therapist. With the increasing popularity of this therapeutic approach, it is essential for you to have a strong foundation in psychotherapeutic techniques for groups.

This week, as you explore group therapy, you consider how you might apply current literature to your own clinical practice. You also examine your own practicum experiences involving group therapy sessions.


Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014).
Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.

  • Chapter 11, “Group Therapy” (Review pp. 407–428.)

Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005).
The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

  • Chapter 1, “The Therapeutic Factors” (pp. 1–18)


Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005).
The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

  • Chapter 2, “Interpersonal Learning” (pp. 19–52)


Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005).
The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

  • Chapter 3, “Group Cohesiveness” (pp. 53–76)

Leszcz, M., & Kobos, J. C. (2008). Evidence-based group psychotherapy: Using AGPA’s practice guidelines to enhance clinical effectiveness.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64(11), 1238–1260. doi:10.1002/jclp.20531

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Marmarosh, C. L. (2014). Empirical research on attachment in group psychotherapy: Moving the field forward.
Psychotherapy, 51(1), 88–92. doi:10.1037/a0032523

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

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Tasca, G. A. (2014). Attachment and group psychotherapy: Introduction to a special section.
Psychotherapy, 51(1), 53–56. doi:10.1037/a0033015

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Tasca, G. A., Francis, K., & Balfour, L. (2014). Group psychotherapy levels of interventions: A clinical process commentary.
Psychotherapy, 51(1), 25–29. doi:10.1037/a0032520

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

You will select one of the following articles on group therapy to evaluate for this week’s Assignment.

Bélanger, C., Laporte, L., Sabourin, S., & Wright, J. (2015). The effect of cognitive-behavioral group marital therapy on marital happiness and problem solving self-appraisal.
American Journal of Family Therapy, 43(2), 103–118. doi:10.1080/01926187.2014.956614

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Himelhoch, S., Medoff, D., & Oyeniyi, G. (2007). Efficacy of group psychotherapy to reduce depressive symptoms among HIV-infected individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
AIDS Patient Care & Stds, 21(10), 732–739. doi:10.1089/apc.2007.0012

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Pessagno, R. A., & Hunker, D. (2013). Using short-term group psychotherapy as an evidence-based intervention for first-time mothers at risk for postpartum depression.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49(3), 202–209. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00350.x

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Sayın, A., Candansayar, S., & Welkin, L. (2013). Group psychotherapy in women with a history of sexual abuse: What did they find helpful?
Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(23/24), 3249–3258. doi:10.1111/jocn.12168

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Yildiran, H., & Holt, R. R. (2015). Thematic analysis of the effectiveness of an inpatient mindfulness group for adults with intellectual disabilities.
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 43(1), 49–54. doi:10.1111/bld.12085

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.


Assignment 1: Applying Current Literature to Clinical Practice

Psychiatric mental health nursing practice is one of the newest disciplines to be licensed to provide psychotherapy As such, the majority of psychotherapy research is centered on other disciplines such as psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, art therapy, psychiatry, and mental health counseling. This makes it essential for you to be able to translate current literature from other disciplines into your own clinical practice. For this Assignment, you practice this skill by examining literature on group work and group therapy and considering its applicability to your own clients.

Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Evaluate the application of current literature to clinical practice

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide on group work and group therapy.
  • Select one of the articles from the Learning Resources to evaluate for this Assignment.

Note: In nursing practice, it is not uncommon to review current literature and share findings with your colleagues. Approach this Assignment as though you were presenting the information to your colleagues.

The Assignment

In a 6 -slide PowerPoint presentation, address the following:

  • Provide an overview of the article you selected, including answers to the following questions:
    • What type of group was discussed?
    • Who were the participants in the group? Why were they selected?
    • What was the setting of the group?
    • How often did the group meet?
    • What was the duration of the group therapy?
    • What curative factors might be important for this group and why?
    • What “exclusion criteria” did the authors mention?
  • Explain the findings/outcomes of the study in the article. Include whether this will translate into practice with your own client groups. If so, how? If not, why?
  • Explain whether the limitations of the study might impact your ability to use the findings/outcomes presented in the article.

Note: The presentation should be 5–10 slides, not including the title and reference slides. Include presenter notes (no more than a half page per slide) and use tables and/or diagrams where appropriate. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the article you selected. Support your presentation with evidence-based literature.

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