Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice

An experiment of Gestalt group therapy with hospitalized schizophrenics

Gestalt psychotherapyResearchIndividual randomized controlled trials with small samplesEnglish
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Abstract

Tested the hypothesis that the use of gestalt methods in groups with schizophrenics will increase the level of reality differentiation and perception. 17 21–43 yr old schizophrenics served as Ss. Two measurements of the Rorschach were used to test reality perception. Results show a significant increase in one measurement of reality perception in the experimental group as opposed to the control group, supporting the hypothesis.

APA citation

Serok, S., & Zemet, R. (1983). An experiment of Gestalt group therapy with hospitalized schizophrenics. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 20, 417-424. http://doi.org/10.1037/h0088502