Using group processes to predict outcomes of group cognitive behaviour therapy (2005)

It is widely assumed that cohesiveness is an important factor leading to positive outcomes in group psychotherapy. However the evidence for such a link is weak and inconsistent. Furthermore no systematic empirical attention has been paid to the role that other group processes (e.g. independence expressiveness) might play in promoting therapeutic change. In this project we provide a theoretically grounded test of the relationship between group processes and outcomes in patients undergoing group cognitive behaviour therapy. This project can help inform therapists how to best manage group sessions and thus improve treatment and outcomes for patients.
Grant type:
University of Queensland Research Development Grants Scheme
Funded by:
The University of Queensland