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The Confrontation-Sensitivity (C-S) Group

  • Robert V. Frye
  • Mark Friend Hammer
  • George BurkeIII

Abstract

The confrontation group or encounter is basic to most treatment in therapeutic communites for drug abusers. Other types of groups and encounters have also been used with some success in treating people with drug problems. At the University of Colorado Therapuetic Community (PEER I), the staff and senior residents have attempted to bring together a variety of techniques into one comprehensive group, called The Confrontation-Sensitivity (C-S) Group. It may appear evident to the observer that the C-S Group is an eclectic system drawing from such diverse sources as The Synanon and Mendocino Game (Yablonsky, 1965; Brewster and Garrigues, 1974), Daytop Village Encounters, Marathon Group Encounters, Gestalt “Primitive Explosion”, Sensitivity Training (Shaffer and Galinsky, 1974), and Reality Therapy (Glasser, 1965).

Keywords

Drug Abuser Senior Resident Therapeutic Community Sensitivity Training Confrontation Group 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert V. Frye
    • 1
  • Mark Friend Hammer
    • 1
  • George BurkeIII
    • 1
  1. 1.PEER IUniversity of Colorado Therapeutic CommunityUSA

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