Group psychotherapy in a corrections facility: A case study of individual and institutional change

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Abstract

Describes the transition from traditional group psychotherapy efforts to larger institutional social change in a corrections setting. The unique problems presented by the setting and the client population (15 prisoners at a low-security community corrections center) are recounted, as is the process of the group's attentional shift from intrapsychic concerns to increased individual responsibility and prisoner-guard relationships. Training clients to either change or avoid aversive influences in the corrections environment can be an appropriate and profitable focus for therapy. (9 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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