Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 231–241 | Cite as

Poetry and Therapeutic Factors in Group Therapy

  • Marion Goldstein


This paper describes the ways in which the use of poetry in group therapy facilitates therapeutic goals consistent with interpersonal theory. A discussion of the relationship between poetic interventions and Yalom’s therapeutic factors is followed by a case example of an inpatient therapy group. The identification of strengths and limitations of using poetry in therapy conclude the report.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Goldstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Carrier FoundationBelle MeadeUSA

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