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How effective is group therapy after a spinal cord injury?

How effective is group therapy after a spinal cord injury?

Sigmund Hough, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System

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Group therapy I think is a hallmark of getting ready to go back into the community. Some people don’t like groups, and you spend some time trying to get a person ready to understand. And sometimes that comes informally, like in a day room where—... Show More

Group therapy I think is a hallmark of getting ready to go back into the community. Some people don’t like groups, and you spend some time trying to get a person ready to understand. And sometimes that comes informally, like in a day room where—“No, I’m not in the group”—they’re just sitting and talking to someone, and someone says, “Oh we have a group on Thursday, you going to be there?” And so the peer interaction kind of helps with that process as opposed to the professional person coming in and saying, “Here’s your schedule.”  

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How effective is group therapy after a spinal cord injury?

Sigmund Hough, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System

More Videos by Sigmund Hough
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Group therapy I think is a hallmark of getting ready to go back into the community. Some people don’t like groups, and you spend some time trying to get a person ready to understand. And sometimes that comes informally, like in a day room where—“No, I’m not in the group”—they’re just sitting and talking to someone, and someone says, “Oh we have a group on Thursday, you going to be there?” And so the peer interaction kind of helps with that process as opposed to the professional person coming in and saying, “Here’s your schedule.”  

How effective is group therapy after a spinal cord injury?
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