An evaluation of a time-limited programme of dynamic group psychotherapy.

B M Dick , K Wooff

Abstract

The outcome for a group of outpatients treated daily for 12 weeks in a dynamic group psychotherapy programme, was evaluated on both objective and subjective parameters. In the post-therapy year, the majority (82%) reduced their dependence on psychiatric services and showed considerable change in self-satisfaction, as assessed by an attitude test. Those available for follow-up three years later had maintained the change. There was a sub-group of patients (17%) who demonstrated an increase in service use in the post-therapy year.