In this assessment of group therapy with WWII ex-POWs, the small cohort limits generalizations; however, we offer a longitudinal perspective on group process. Posttraumatic suppression and denial of emotions appears to be adaptive for time-limited periods but is not a long-term solution. More lasting changes in self-esteem and social interaction may be partially achieved through a supportive group environment that fosters cognitive synthesis and reorganization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||American Journal of Psychotherapy|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology