A national survey of group psychotherapy services in correctional facilities

Robert D. Morgan, Carrie L. Winterowd, Sean W. Ferrell

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Facilitating group psychotherapy in correctional settings presents dilemmas and concerns that are unmatched in other environments, often leaving clinicians grasping for therapeutic advantages. This article provides information regarding national practices of group psychotherapy services for male inmates in state correctional facilities (n = 79) as reported by correctional mental health providers (n = 162). The general findings of this study will be of interest to group psychotherapy providers employed in correctional facilities; however, of particular importance for doctoral-level psychologists is their potential role in fulfilling a need for the active development and evaluation of group psychotherapy programs in correctional settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-606
Number of pages7
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1999


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