Group therapy is a well-established therapeutic modality for older individuals often conducted in combination with individual psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Group leaders must be aware of age-specific factors when working with older cohorts, including the presence of cognitive impairment, physical disability, and loss of independence. A limited number of outcome studies have found that various forms of group therapy in late life are generally efficacious for depression and other symptoms and compare favorably with individual psychotherapy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health