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Schnakenberg Martin AM, Bullock J, Fiszdon J, Stacy M, Martino S, James AV, Wiesepape C, Lysaker PH. Translating an integrative metacognitive model of psychotherapy for serious mental illness into a group format: A pilot investigation on feasibility. Psychological Services. 2022 Sep 5.
Metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) is an one-on-one intervention that targets insight with the aim to help people with serious mental illness develop more integrated ideas about themselves and others in order to respond to their psychological and social challenges more adaptively. There is a growing body of evidence on MERIT''s effectiveness. Considering the clinical demand for more cost-effective group psychotherapies, we modified the original individual MERIT format to a group-based intervention (MERITg) for application in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Thirty-one participants (inpatient = 10; outpatient = 21) with serious mental illness were surveyed on their experience of MERITg, which was offered adjunctively to their routine clinical care. Program evaluation measures were used to assess the feasibility and acceptance of the group. Across locations, more than half of all participants attended more than one group. Participants reported attending the group initially because they thought writing would be helpful, and further reported that they liked the group because they enjoyed writing and the discussion, and that they found it interesting to hear the perspectives and writings of others. Findings further support the need for future research on the efficacy and effectiveness of the group and its relationship to changes in metacognitive capacity and recovery. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved).