Schultz-Venrath, Ulrich (Bergisch-Gladbach & Witten-Herdecke/Germany)
Resources or catastrophes in groups – What promotes or inhibits Mentalizing in group psychotherapies?
Psychodynamic group psychotherapies show verifiable equal or better efficacy for the most psychic and psychosomatic diseases in short term- and long term-therapies than individual psychodynamic or behavioral therapies.
Mentalization based group therapies (MBT-G), referring to attachment and epistemic trust, has proven to be a form of therapy with very high effect sizes especially for patients with personality disorders. Mentalizing seems to be the common effect factor of all successful group therapies. Therefore, promoting and inhibiting factors of Mentalizing in group therapies will be discussed in the following.
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Ulrich Schultz-Venrath, MD. Professor of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. Head of theClinic of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bergisch Gladbach.
Member of the DPV (IPA), GASi, D3G, DGPM, DGPT. Chair of the Group Section of the EFPP.
Foundation Member of D3G (German Society of Group Analysis and Group Psychotherapy) and DATPPP (German Association for day treatment in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics).
Research and publications on history in psychoanalysis, psychosomatics, group analysis and on mentalizing in groups, e.g. mentalization based treatment (MBT / MBT-G.