Working at the periphery: a view of group psychotherapy in Australia

O'Brien, Tom (2015) Working at the periphery: a view of group psychotherapy in Australia. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 65 4: 617-625. doi:10.1521/ijgp.2015.65.4.617

Author O'Brien, Tom
Title Working at the periphery: a view of group psychotherapy in Australia
Journal name International Journal of Group Psychotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7284
Publication date 2015-10
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1521/ijgp.2015.65.4.617
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 65
Issue 4
Start page 617
End page 625
Total pages 9
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Australia is a vast country with a relatively small population living in cities separated by long distances. It is a wealthy country with a highly developed mental health system in which psychotherapy has a limited, but recognized, place. Group psychotherapists are a small but active community within that mental health world. Limitations in numbers, influence, and authority have left group psychotherapy on the margins of universities and major mental health organizations. A commitment to thoughtful clinical work, a willingness to reach out to vulnerable people, and some signs of flexibility in clinical approaches promise a strengthening of the role of group psychotherapy in Australia.
Keyword Therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Medicine Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 08 Nov 2015, 00:26:45 EST by System User on behalf of School of Medicine