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March 1968

Integrated Group Psychotherapy Training and Psychiatric Residency

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Psychiatry, New York Medical College—Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;18(3):276-279. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740030020003

WITH THE increasing importance of group psychotherapy as a therapeutic modality, there exists an equally urgent need for the development of effective training procedures and programs. This is especially so within the framework of the community mental health center in which group techniques are particularly applicable and which requires psychiatrists trained in group therapy and familiar with group processes. In keeping with the philosophy of the Department of Psychiatry at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, which is to provide the resident with a comprehensive and eclectic training experience, an integrated group psychotherapy training program has been instituted.

In a recent survey of psychiatric residency training, Ward and Rickels noted that "group therapy continues to be most or next most valued by those who experience it and most wanted by those who do not."1 This paper will describe the integrated Pro

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