Psychotherapy and Art Therapy: A pilot study of group treatment for patients with traumatic brain injury

A. Di Vita, M.A. Procacci, M. Bellagamba, M. Jacomini, R. Massicci, M.P. Ciurli

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Here we investigated the efficacy of group Psychotherapy and Art Therapy in rebuilding self-identity after traumatic brain injury (TBI), assessing their effects on psychological aspects in twelve patients with severe TBI. Overall, the results show an increased ability to adapt to the experiences of life as well as a higher level of awareness, social functioning and emotional autoregulation. Furthermore, patients exhibited a reduction in depressive symptoms and in the perception of physical problems. Results highlight the importance of treatments focusing on the patients’ emotional needs, in addition to the classic rehabilitation (i.e. physiotherapy, cognitive therapy).

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JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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