This study’s primary purpose was to explore the interactive phenomenon of schizophrenic patients and their spouses who participated in an outpatient couples group therapy and the presentation of their interactive process in a group context by qualitative method, and the frequencies of change by quasi-statistics. Two major construct categories were identified by content analysis: functional adaptation processing and information transmission processing. Each behavioral unit consisted of these two construct categories. Functional adaptation processing included three concept categories: role reciprocity, attitude identification and marital bonding. Information transmission processing included five concept categories: suppression, passiveness, transaction, command and offension. These results may enhance family group clinical professionals’ sensitivity in order to understand the interactive behaviors as a reference of therapeutic strategies.
|Translated title of the contribution||The primary exploration of interactive phenomenon at the couple level in a couples group psychotherapy|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Hu li yan jiu = Nursing research|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|