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Réflexions autour de groupes de parole de thérapie communautaire intégrative pour des personnes en situation de vulnérabilité dans le bassin grenoblois

Abstract : Introduction: Psychosocial suffering has a high incidence among people in vulnerable situations, and access to psychological care is limited and difficult. lntegrative community therapy (ICT) discussion groups are an initiative to meet this need. They are based on the horizontality between facilitators and participants; they value experiential knowledge and reinforce autonomy. Studies have shown the effectiveness of focus groups in different areas, but there are few studies on ICT-type groups. Objective: To analyse how the TCl-type group can influence patient care for people in vulnerable situations and to highlight the good functioning of the group. Method: Qualitative study exploring the experiences of participants, including the facilitators, of TCl-type discussion groups in different medical and social facilities. Data were collected through 16 individual semi-directed interviews and 10 participant observations. Analysed using a phenomenological method complete by Grounded theory approach. Results: The TCl-type discussion group was part of the participants care pathway with medical and social providers. For some, it was a therapeutic tool, authentic expression space and for sharing experiential and academic knowledge. lt enabled people to regain self-confidence and increase their empowerment through mutual aid and transition toward facilitation. The fundioning of the groups was favored by a framework as a guarantor of psychological security. lt appeared to be a simple and accessible tool, prompting its popularisation. The study highlights the societal influence on group dynamics that limits horizontality and questioning the relationship between caregiver and care-receiver. Conclusion: This study analyses an unconventional and popularisable tool for the promotion of health for people in wlnerable situations. lt can help set up new support group systems, thanks to the identification of key factors that allow them to function optimally.
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Sophie Maret, Manon Rogeaux. Réflexions autour de groupes de parole de thérapie communautaire intégrative pour des personnes en situation de vulnérabilité dans le bassin grenoblois. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03468533⟩



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