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Diversional group therapy: a study of effectiveness

13 August 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This research uses an immediate response questionnaire (IRQ) to measure the general diversional effectiveness of six new recreational and diversional groups in a...

Evaluation of a psychotherapeutic group after treatment for cancer

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

This evaluation aimed to assess the effect of an eightweek psychotherapeutic group with an existential focus for individuals who had completed cancer treatment with...

Group work for bereaved children: a team approach

03 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Paediatric nursing

Bereaved children have been described as ‘the forgotten mourners' (Smith and Pennells 1994). Their grief often goes unrecognised and undiscussed, and their questions...

A CBT-based group for people with enduring psychotic symptoms

01 July 2003

Mental Health Practice


An increasing amount of literature has profiled the development of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in treating psychotic disorders. In this qualitative study we...

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in clinical practice

10 February 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

NHS staff are expected to implement National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations in clinical settings, but in practice delivering...

Group top-up therapy for service users

28 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Group interventions offer an alternative means of providing psychological support to people with intellectual (learning) disabilities. This case study explores the...

‘Give us something to do’: reflections on running a group therapy programme

09 December 2016

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

People on psychiatric wards often report feeling bored, and say that they would like access to therapy groups on the ward to help aid their recovery. However, there...

Supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

07 November 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The very nature of working in conflict zones makes former soldiers vulnerable to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The culture of the military can...

The benefits of therapeutic writing in acute psychiatric units

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

This article outlines the flexible approach developed by a writing practitioner when leading therapeutic writing groups in four psychiatric units at one NHS trust....

Involving service users in delivering alcohol addiction therapy

18 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Involving and empowering people who use health services, and taking their experiences into account, has evolved from being considered good practice to being duties...