The “Voice” and perspectives of adolescents participating in a short-term psychotherapy group
Date of Original Version
Group psychotherapy is an ideal choice for adolescents who engage in mental health treatment. It is considered a “natural” fit, as adolescents are focused on their peer group. This research study presents the effectiveness of an adolescent psychotherapy group with an interpersonal approach, using their “voices” and perspectives. A qualitative descriptive design was selected. Semi-structured, open-ended interviews were conducted with eight adolescents who attended a process-oriented psychotherapy group for a period of three months. The data were analyzed using manifest content analysis. All eight participants described their experiences and the meaning of their experiences. A number of therapeutic factors emerged from the data consistent with Yalom’s theoretical framework. The participants also described a number of benefits and identified several recommendations for group therapists.
International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Pingitore, Francine, and Ginette G. Ferszt. "The “Voice” and perspectives of adolescents participating in a short-term psychotherapy group." International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 67, 3 (2017): 360-382. doi:10.1080/00207284.2016.1260460.