Using ACT and Mindfulness in group therapy for individuals with early psychosis - adaptations and successes. Tania Lecomte, Ph.D., Université de Montréal Bassam Khoury, Ph.D.-candidate, Université de Montréal Alexandre Benoit, RN, M.Sc., Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine
Using ACT and Mindfulness in group therapyfor individualswithearlypsychosis - adaptations and successes
Tania Lecomte, Ph.D., Université de Montréal
Bassam Khoury, Ph.D.-candidate, Université de Montréal
Alexandre Benoit, RN, M.Sc., Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine
Claude Leclerc, R.N., Ph.D., Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
The sessions included various activities, e.g.
Overall the intervention was appreciated.
the group setting, learning relaxation strategies and socializing-sharing.
The small sample size did not allow to obtain statistical differences pre-post on any of the symptom measures, but on psychosocial constructs, there was a trend towards better social functioning and better self-esteem.
Concret thinking made metaphorsdifficult to understand.
Toomany concepts/activities per session.
Sessions lasted 2 hours (too long?)
Talk of suffering… toodifficult in too few sessions for participants to beatease (and attend each session).
Referral system inadequate.
or meditation exercise (e.g.:
mindfully eating an apple, breathing,
visualizing a safe place, meditation with
focus on compassion…)
Tania Lecomte, Ph.D.
Professeure Agrégée, chercheure au CRFS
Département de Psychologie
Université de Montréal,
Bur C-358, 90 rue Vincent d’Indy,
C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville,
Montréal, QC, H3C 3J7