A review of effectiveness of the treatment formats in cognitive behavioral group therapy for addictive behaviors

[Speaker] Inomata, Natsumi:1
[Co-author] Shimada, Hironori:2
1:Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 2:Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan)

Cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) is often employed to reduce treatment costs. In most cases, a program consisting of therapeutic targets that could be the greatest common factors to solve the problem in question is carried out, accordingly, to obtain maximum effect with a limited resource. These program packages are widely accepted for the treatment of addictive behaviors as well. Such programs have been conducted mainly in the closed format. With the expansion of CBGT, the program implementation under closed conditions requires the resolution of some problems, including difficulty in securing enough members to form a group or the long waiting period before the program starts. Seeking a solution to the above issues, programs using open or rolling format have been developed and implemented in various places.
In this report, we introduce intervention methods accroding to the types of group format in CBGT, as well as their usefulness and limits.
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