Year: 1984 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.35, no.2, (1984), p.132-142 SIEC No: 19841825

Provides a brief history of group therapy & reviews the literature to link past trends to current developments. Concentrates on group therapy for borderline & narcissistic patients, physically ill patients, geriatric patients, & patients with sexual & marital problems. Recent innovations discussed include facilitating entry into groups (pretraining), reducing dropouts, ensuring meaningful group experiences, using groups for children & adolescents, & basing groups on learning theory or the DSM.