Group Therapy With Chronic Pain Patients

Nelson Hendler, Mary Viernstein, Clyde Shallenberger, Donlin Long

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This article describes the role of the psychotherapist in group-therapy sessions for chronic pain patients, and points out the differences in that role for inpatient and outpatient groups. The authors discuss the topics most frequently raised by patients in therapy groups at Johns Hopkins Hospital. They con clude that long-term (outpatient) group therapy offers a very effi aent and productive use of the physician's time when treating chronic pain patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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