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Three Main Approaches Of Group-Based Intervention

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Kanas (1983) described three main approaches in group based interventions. These are: • Educational –aiming at helping patients manage their symptoms using advice and educational techniques. It also emphasises on providing them information regarding the disease, medication and includes other important topics such as social skills applied to interpersonal relationships. • Psychodynamic- it aims to improve the patient’s self-knowledge using the techniques of clarification and interpretation. • Interpersonal- it aims at improving the capacity of people to relate better with others using the approach of ‘here and now’ of the interaction with other group members and/or the discussion of their interpersonal problems along with its possible solutions
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