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dc.contributor.advisorLingah, Thanalutchmy.
dc.contributor.advisorEvans, Dylan Jiva.
dc.creatorClark, Vicky Lilian-Ann.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T07:59:22Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T07:59:22Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/14048
dc.descriptionMaster of Philosophy in Group Therapy. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to understand why many patients did not participate in a group therapy programme offered at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Conducted by an Occupational Therapist, the study analyses a sample of inpatients’ perspectives, gathered via semi-structured interviews, of the factors that affect group therapy attendance and participation. The data was analysed qualitatively using thematic analysis. The results suggested that positive experiences and therapeutic outcomes, renewed hope and the helpful, supportive and non-judgemental nature of the group encouraged group therapy attendance and participation. These factors mirrored many of Yalom’s (2005) therapeutic factors. The following factors were found to hinder group therapy attendance: stigma, shame, a belief in the negative stereotypical portrayals of mental illness, physical pain, fatigue and negative side effects of medication. The findings were used to generate recommendations which could potentially be applied over a variety of clinical settings in order to increase group therapy attendance and participation and also enhance the therapeutic experience of the inpatient with a psychiatric illness.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectGroup psychotherapy--South Africa--Pietermaritzburg.en_US
dc.subjectOccupational therapy--South Africa--Pietermaritzburg.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Occupational therapy.en_US
dc.subjectGroup work.en_US
dc.subjectPsychiatry.en_US
dc.subjectPrivate inpatient.en_US
dc.subjectGroup therapy.en_US
dc.titleFactors affecting attendance and participation in group therapy in a private inpatient psychiatric setting.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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