publication . Article . 1994

Negative Experiences in Support Groups

Janice H. Schopler; Maeda J. Galinsky;
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  • Published: 20 Oct 1994 Journal: Social Work in Health Care, volume 20, pages 77-95 (issn: 0098-1389, eissn: 1541-034X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Although the benefits of support groups are well documented in the literature, little attention has been given to possible negative effects. A review of the literature related to support groups, negative experiences in groups, and social support, as well as personal accounts of members and practitioners, affirm the importance of considering the negative experiences in support groups. In addition, this material provides a base for the specification of potential problematic group conditions and negative outcomes and points to issues in obtaining information from respondents about negative factors. Findings from mailed questionnaires given to practitioners leading ...
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free text keywords: Community and Home Care, Psychiatry and Mental health, Social support, Psychology, Clinical psychology
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