Group psychotherapy of psychosomatic outpatients--analysis of the ten first sessions.

@article{vila2009GroupPO,
  title={Group psychotherapy of psychosomatic outpatients--analysis of the ten first sessions.},
  author={Lazslo Ant{\^o}nio {\'A}vila},
  journal={The Spanish journal of psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={192-203}
}
This work presents a description of a psychotherapeutic group of psychosomatic patients conducted in an out-patient setting. We show the gains of insight in the group's organization and inter-personal communication, as well as the relief of symptoms in seven patients attended by this psychoanalytically oriented group therapy. We discuss the extent and the limits of the group technique for such patients and we conclude with some proposals about the efficacy of this therapeutic approach.