Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


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

Matthias Vogel, Tanja Braungardt, Sarah Kaul and Wolfgang Schneider

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.