Group psychotherapy for abused women: A survivor-group prototype

Jane Dimmitt, Yolanda R. Davila

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Theoretical and research-based clinical psychiatric nursing interventions are prerequisites for the advancement of the psychiatric mental health nursing practice (Babich & Voit, 1991). Based on these prerequisites, the authors implemented a group psychotherapy intervention for battered women using Campbell's adaptation (1986) of Litton's survivor-group prototype (1976). This group prototype was chosen because it specifically recognizes the strengths of survivors of violent experiences. Major process and content themes were identified through analysis of group psychotherapy sessions, substantiating the efficacy of this group prototype as a basis for intervention with woman abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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