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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


RIBE, José Miguel et al. Therapeutic factors in group psychotherapy: a study from the perspective of group members. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.134, pp.473-489. ISSN 2340-2733.

In the present work, the authors investigate which group therapeutic factors (GTF) are the most important for group psychotherapy participants. 88 users of an outpatient mental health service completed an adaptation of the Yalom's questionnaire. Differences regarding sociodemographic characteristics, diagnosis and assessment of the group therapists were analyzed. At the hierarchical level, universality, altruism and cohesion were the most valued GTF; while identification and existential factors were the least ones. Those users with a higher level of studies valued the family reenactment significantly, without observing differences regarding age or sex. The diagnosis of a schizophrenia spectrum disorder showed a high correlation with cohesion, catharsis, and universality. The therapists’ scores correlated significantly with the sample scores. The evaluation of the GTF allows therapists to contemplate those elements that are most helpful for the users in their psychotherapeutic process and in the improvement of their well-being.

Keywords : psychoanalysis; body; body techniques; early experiences; the archaic.

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