Professional appraisal of professionally led and self-help groups
A survey of almost 1,100 mental health professionals found they routinely viewed professionally led groups more positively than they did self-help groups on a number of dimensions. Analyses suggested that the curative factor associated with professionally led groups was valued over factors associated with self-help groups. The implications of the findings are discussed, and an alternative framework for professionals' evaluation of consumer-initiated interventions suggested.
M. S. Salzer, J. Rappaport, and Lisa S. Segre. "Professional appraisal of professionally led and self-help groups" The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 69.4 (1999): 536-540.
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