Individual and Group Psychotherapy

  • Richard T. Monahan


Psychotherapy has had an important role in the development of residential and inpatient hospital treatment of emotionally disturbed children. Noshpitz (1971) pointed out that psychotherapy was introduced in two ways. The first situation involved therapists placing children in individual treatment away from their homes in an effort to reduce the stress of the family environment. In this case, the residential setting was an adjunct to the psychotherapy. The second situation involved the introduction of part-time and full-time adjunctive staff to orphanages. These professionals, usually social workers, began seeing these children in psychotherapy.


Group Psychotherapy Inpatient Treatment Residential Treatment Hospital Treatment Individual Psychotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard T. Monahan
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  1. 1.Hall-Mercer Center for Children and Adolescents of Mclean HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA

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