Social Therapy: Small Effectiveness

Small effectiveness: 0.37

What is Social Therapy?

1. Concept that a healthy social environment is essential for adults with developmental antenna-502693-unsplashdisabilities to live productive, independent, and joyful lives.

2. A healthy social environment is cultivated through community where all members make a contribution according to their ability.

3. Establishing necessary spiritual, social and physical conditions for this form of community to thrive is the art and science of social therapy.

4. Group therapy

 

Evidence:

0.45 small to moderate effect: reduced depression symptoms (Rice, Gleeson, Davey, Hetrick, Parker, Lederman, & … Alvarez‐Jimenez, 2016)

0.29 small effect: improved strengths use (Rice, Gleeson, Davey, Hetrick, Parker, Lederman, & … Alvarez‐Jimenez, 2016)

 


 

Rice, S., Gleeson, J., Davey, C., Hetrick, S., Parker, A., Lederman, R., & … Alvarez‐Jimenez, M. (2016). Moderated online social therapy for depression relapse prevention in young people: Pilot study of a ‘next generation’ online intervention. Early Intervention In Psychiatry, doi:10.1111/eip.12354

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