Stages of Intervention

Stage 1

Develop cohesiveness within the group. This will enable the therapist to make the forthcoming intervention so that it does not seem persecutory to a specific group member or the group-as-a-whole.

Stage 2

When a patient seems close to being emotional and the members of the group distract the whole group away from this man due to their personal discomfort, the psychological flight from affect and feelings of vulnerability becomes manifested in gallows humor. At this time, the therapist can draw the group's attention to how they are engaging in this behavior and an exploration of the underlying feelings, which are pushing them into avoidance.

Stage 3

There is an educational component to this intervention and it is important to engage the men in discussing the stereotype of "being a man" in their culture and what their beliefs are about men expressing emotions. Suppressing feelings in war was useful and helpful at that time but now this behavior conflicts with their recovery. It necessitates their getting in touch with their feelings and finding words to put to those feelings, which go with the images of the trauma in their minds.

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