Publication details [#9246]

Rigby, Liz and Sandy Waite. 2007. Group therapy for self-esteem, using creative approaches and metaphor as clinical tools. 4 pp.


This was a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) group for formulation and treatment of low self-esteem, with emphasis on the use of creative approaches (stories, metaphors and experiential exercises) to enhance memory and learning. Evaluation of outcome for 72 clients attending these groups indicates that this is a successful intervention in terms of self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Qualitative feedback has been very positive and there has been a steady and increasing demand in terms of referrals. (Liz Rigby and Sandy Waite)