Integrating Group Psychotherapy and 12-Step Work: A Collaborative Approach

  title={Integrating Group Psychotherapy and 12-Step Work: A Collaborative Approach},
  author={Marilyn Freimuth},
  journal={International Journal of Group Psychotherapy},
  pages={297 - 314}
  • M. Freimuth
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
ABSTRACT Group therapists can expect to treat an increasing number of patients who are active in a 12-step program or other addiction-related, self-help groups. The value of simultaneous participation in these two modalities has been recognized; 12-step work supports abstinence necessary for the focus on emotional growth in psychotherapy. However, mere simultaneous participation in the two modalities fails to incorporate the benefits of a collaborative relationship where both modalities are… 
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