Psychotherapeutic group in E ward in Specialized psychiatric hospital “Dr Slavoljub Bakalović” in Vršac was formed in September 2010 and has been functioning ever since as one-hour weekly sessions under the supervision of psychotherapist and psychiatrist prim. Dr Anđelka Kolarević. Members of the group are psychiatric care users in this institution and the hospital’s staff. In the meantime, the group continued working under the same principles, having sessions in Belgrade too, and members of associations “Duša” and “Videa” have also joined in.
From what we have experienced so far, the existence of the group has a number of positive effects. It is noticeable that members of the therapy group can express their feelings more easily, they are getting better at testing reality and at noticing nuances in perceiving their own feelings and experiences, as well as other people’s.