Year: 1982 Source: Arts in Psychotherapy, v.9, no.4, (1982), p.263-268 SIEC No: 19841497

Describes a milieu therapy in which art & verbal groups were integrated into a 4-6 week treatment. The basic philosophy was to achieve autonomy within a psychodynamic framework. The art sessions, one per week, were discussed in the verbal sessions which occurred 3 times a week. The therapist’s role was to clarify & to maintain a climate of acceptance. The case of a 32 year old woman with a history of attempts is described to show the week-by-week progress of the group. (15 refs.) (RM)