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Suicide in group therapy: trauma and possibility.
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PMID:  22974152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract This paper compares and contrasts the experiences of two different long term psychodynamic psychotherapy groups in which a patient suicided. The acute reactions and longer term process of each group is described in detail and discussed. The reactions of the two leaders, married to each other and in a shared supervisory group with the late Anne Alonso, and their own working through of the traumatic losses are explored. Their experiences highlight the importance of open discussion of the suicides in the groups, consultation with senior colleagues, and continual processing of their own reactions as a means of fostering posttraumatic growth. The authors discuss their experience in light of the literature on trauma in groups and the emerging literature on posttraumatic growth and they reflect on implications for the community of group therapists.
Siobhan M O'Neill; Karsten Kueppenbender
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of group psychotherapy     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1943-2836     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Group Psychother     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374720     Medline TA:  Int J Group Psychother     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-611     Citation Subset:  IM    
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