Material wanted on therapy groups

  1. Could anyone help me out with where to find material on running groups in a psychiatric unit? i.e. on anger, coping skills, stress, feelings, communication,etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   ikelly
    Originally posted by jllpn:
    Could anyone help me out with where to find material on running groups in a psychiatric unit? i.e. on anger, coping skills, stress, feelings, communication,etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Hi jllpn,
    Two books by Irvin D. Yalom--Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and The Theory And Practice Of Group Psychotherapy are books that I have used. There is an excellent text -Psychiatric Nursing 2nd edition- edited by Suzanne Lugo that gives guidelines for
    Therapy. There are excellent articles on Reminiscing therapy for geriatrics. Reminiscing: The Life Review Therapy, Journal of Gerontological Nursing by Joan Lapp, 1987, Vol.13, No.4 is an old article and a classic.
    Psychodynamic Group Therapy for Older Adults by Wood and Seymour, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Sevices,1994, Vol.32, No.7 is also a classic.
    These articles are hard to find unless you go to a library affiliated with a school of nursing. There are various sites on the internet that you might want to explore. If you would like more info you can e mail me and I can fax you some of the articles.
    I am studying for my MS in Psych Nursing and have got tons of info that I am willing to share. Groups are very powerful and more nurses need to be involved in them. The patients love groups- especially self esteem building,cognitive therapy groups. Good luck and let me know how things work out.
    Ikelly@banet.net
  4. by   sluger
    jllpn and ikelly
    I to am looking for information and materials on running groups-- I would like my groups to be specific education groups run by the RN's on our unit. ikelly you had mentioned some internet sites also- could you please let me know these sites? Thanks
  5. by   Bjo
    Try this website
    click on http://www.healthteacher.com
    I've used this a lot in my groups
    Bobbi Jo
    click on the links on the side of the page like the lesson plans or view lessons by grade, etc

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