The diminishing role of psychiatry in group psychotherapy: A commentary and recommendations for change

Imran S. Khawaja, Ken Pollock, Joseph J. Westermeyer

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Abstract

In this article, the authors provide an overview of the declining role of the psychiatrist in group psychotherapy. They surveyed 18 psychiatry residency training programs and found an overall decreased focus on group therapy training. The authors opine on the causes for this decline and why group therapy training is important for psychiatry residents, as well as provide several recommendations to encourage the inclusion of group psychotherapy training in residency programs. The authors believe that acquiring group therapy skills and providing group therapy can be an enjoyable experience for psychiatrists and beneficial to the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalInnovations in Clinical Neuroscience
Volume8
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

Keywords

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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