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A Problem-Solving Approach to Group Psychotherapy in the Inpatient Milieu
Frederic J. Sautter; Chris Heaney; Patrick O'Neill
Psychiatric Services 1991; doi:
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Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine

1991 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Because of the trend toward a marked decrease in length of psychiatric hospitalization, clinicians need to improve the organization of the therapeutic milieu so that behavioral changes can be effected more rapidly. A university general psychiatric unit has adapted a problem-solving model that integrates groups and activities so that each one focuses on complementary behavioral objectives for each patient with the aim of effecting more rapid behavior change. The stages of the model are incorporated in a weekly sequence that begins with a goal-setting group. In a series of subsequent groups, each patient tries to develop and implement a solution to the problem identified that week. At the end of each week, patients participate in a goal review group, with feedback from staff and peers and self-reinforcement. The model can be used with a diverse patient population without interfering with each patient's individual psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy.

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