alexa Attrition and Outcome in Group Psychotherapy among Traumatized and Non-Traumatized Inpatients
ISSN: 2161-0487

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Research Article

Attrition and Outcome in Group Psychotherapy among Traumatized and Non-Traumatized Inpatients

Matthias Vogel1*, Tanja Braungardt2, Sarah Kaul2and Wolfgang Schneider2

1Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapeutische Medizin der Universität Magdeburg, Leipziger Strasse 44, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

2Klinik für Psychotherapeutische Medizin und Psychotheapie der Uni Rostock; Gehlsdorfer 20; D- 18147 Rostock, Germany

*Corresponding Author:
Matthias Vogel
Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapeutische Medizin der Universität Magdeburg
Leipziger Strasse 44, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany
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Received date: February 09, 2017; Accepted date: May 03, 2017; Published date: May 10, 2017

Citation: Vogel M, Braungardt T, Kaul S, Schneider W (2017) Attrition and Outcome in Group Psychotherapy among Traumatized and Non-Traumatized Inpatients. J Psychol Psychother 7:301. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000301

Copyright: © 2017 Vogel M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Objective: To examine the impact of correlates of trauma on the appropriateness for group therapy (GT) in 60 participants based on the similarity of the exclusion criteria for GT to the features of posttraumatic disturbances and borderline personality. Method: We assessed the correlates of trauma (PTSD, complex PTSD, dissociation), features of BPD, psychopathological distress and the readiness for GT. Results: There were inverse correlations between the motivation for GT and multiple symptoms, as well as weak associations with the correlates of trauma. Pessimistic expectations of GT and dissociative amnesia were linked to worse outcomes, while phobic anxiety predicted continuation of therapy. Conclusion: Dissociative amnesia and the expectation of GT are potential targets for pre-group preparation for trauma-related disorders.


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