Milieu Therapy & Physical Activity Essay

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In the research study titled Cognitive milieu therapy and physical activity: experiences of mastery and learning among patients with dual diagnosis, by L. Borge, J.I. Rossberg, and S. Sverdrup the researchers examined milieu therapy paired with physical activity. The objective of the study was to examine cognitive milieu therapy (CMT) in psychiatric institution from the point of view of the patients. The researchers looked to gain in depth knowledge of inpatients reactions to acquiring new skills through CMT and physical activity. According to the research article (Cognitive milieu therapy and physical activity: experiences of mastery and learning among patients with dual diagnosis) the researchers were interested in this topic due to the frequency of CMT being implemented in psychiatric institutions; but there is no current research that shows data from the point of view of the inpatient. In the experiment the CMT and physical activity was implemented with patients with a dual diagnosis (substance abuse disorder and serious mental disorder). Twenty qualitative interviews were conducted with inpatients. The researchers hypothesized the results from the twenty qualitative interviews would show the success CMT paired with physical activity is heavily based on the “learning climate” (proactive attitude of the staff), according to Cognitive milieu therapy and physical activity: experiences of mastery and learning among patients with dual diagnosis. The research study took place in an interdisciplinary 12 bed unit designed for patients with dual diagnosis. The average inpatient stay at this physicality was three months. The staff that worked with the inpatients consisted of nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who developed the CMT and physical activity treatment plan together. Along with the CMT and physical activity

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