Journal of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 207–226 | Cite as

Research in child and adolescent group psychotherapy

  • Max Sugar
Brief Observations


Although individual therapy is the most frequent one with children and adolescents, for those in inpatient and residential treatment, group therapy is the most frequent therapy and is applied for most of the therapy hours. This behooves us to attend to more group therapy research. The research available in this field is limited, mostly not recent and has methodological difficulties. Although clinical work may be arranged so that research findings may be forthcoming, little of this is done. The available findings indicate that group therapy is helpful, but better structured methodology is needed for future research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Sugar
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  1. 1.Louisiana State University Medical Center and Tulane University Medical CenterNew Orleans

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