An Adapation Group for Middle-Aged Clients from the Former Soviet Union
Publication Date: June 1996
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Adele Nikolsky
Keywords: Social Services; Mental Health; Immigration
Coverage: United States
Emigres from the former Soviet Union are able to participate in group therapy if the group process is not initiated by the leader but is a spontaneous byproduct of some more emotionally neutral process, such as lectures or group activities. The goal of the group described in this article was to help its middle-aged members break out of their isolation and adapt to their new country. To reach this goal, several modalities were applied in turn and together—lectures, regular group process, cultural activities, and finally transition to a self-help group.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.72 no.4, Summer 1996.