Seeking psychological help: A comparison of individual and group treatment

Zipora Shechtman, David Vogel, Neta Maman

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The study examined public and self-stigma and their association with attitudes and intentions to seek psychological help in regard to both individual and group treatment as well as to various subgroups, including gender, ethnicity, educational orientation, level of religion, and age. Undergraduate students (N = 307) in three universities in Israel participated in the study. Results partly confirmed the model for both individual and group therapy: Self-stigma was related to attitudes and intentions to seek help. However, public stigma was not related to self-stigma. Importantly, some differences were also found among the various subgroups, and the model, which takes into account the different subgroups, looks somewhat different for individual and group therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalPsychotherapy Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Attitudes
  • Group therapy
  • Help seeking
  • Stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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