Original Publication Date: >1 April, 2016
Publication / Source: Pain Management
Authors: Dianne Wilson, Shylie Mackintosh, Michael K Nicholas & G Lorimer Moseley
Cognitive–behavioral therapy, an effective management strategy for chronic pain, is frequently conducted in groups. Although clinicians often report ‘knowing when a group will go well or badly’, investigations of the effect that group composition might have on outcomes is lacking. Conceptual models, explanatory theories and experiments have been developed in fields of psychotherapy, organizational, social and educational psychology, but there has been no attempt to take on this issue in our field.