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Long-Term Outcome of Network Therapy
Paul Schoenfeld; Julia Halevy; Elizabeth Hemley-van der Velden; Lawrence Ruhf
Psychiatric Services 1986; doi:
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The authors thank Alan Cohen, Ph.D., for his valuable assistance in collecting the data for this study and Andrew Phillips, Ed.D., area director of the Holyoke-Chicopee area of western Massachusetts, for his continued support of the project.

The Network Therapy Institute, Box 204, 72 Center Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01061

The Faculty of Antioch New England

The Mount Tom Network Therapy Project

1986 American Psychiatric Association

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Hospital utilization by crisisridden chronic mentally ill persons living in the community was studied after their participation in a network therapy program, which convenes a social network of relatives and friends to provide continuing emotional and practical support for mentally ill individuals and their families. The study compared the number of psychiatric hospitalizations and total days hospitalized for 20 network therapy participants and 20 nonparticipants before and after referral to the program. In a follow-up period ranging from six months to two years, the number of hospitalizations fell by 74 percent for participants and by 19 percent for nonparticipants. The total number of days hospitalized decreased by 76 percent for participants, compared with a 112 percent increase for nonparticipants. The results suggest that participants benefit from network therapy and that its effect is enduring.

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