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Interpersonal trust and group psychotherapy : an outcome study Tognazzini, Paula Mary
This study examined the effects of an intensive group psychotherapy program on selected patients' interpersonal trust as measured by the Interpersonal Trust Scale. A review of the literature indicated that interpersonal trust was a multifarious construct which needed to be further developed and understood. This study used a quasi-experimental control group design. Data were obtained from twenty patients who had been referred to an intensive group psychotherapy program. Ten patients who completed this program were assigned to the experimental group and ten patients who did not enter the program were assigned to the control group. The Interpersonal Trust Scale was given to all the patients at the time of assessment and six to eight weeks later. The data were analyzed using non-parametric statistics. The results indicated that the group psychotherapy program had no statistically significant effect on selected patients' interpersonal trust as measured by the Interpersonal Trust Scale. A discussion of the findings and recommendations for further study were included.
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