The Effect of Psychotherapy on Self-Awareness in Incarcerated and Nonincarcerated Alcoholics: A Pilot Study

Sławomir Ślaski , Piotr Żylicz


Changes in self-awareness in incarcerated and nonincarcerated male alcoholics are measured before and after disaccustoming therapy based on Alcoholics Anonymous principles. The four-mode conception of self-awareness of Zaborowski is employed. The results show significant and expected changes in incarcerated participants (in defensive, individual, and reflective modes of self-awareness) and almost no changes in nonincarcerated individuals. An effect of motivation on therapy is also identified. Incarceration appears to be more conducive to recovery than to conditions outside the prison.
Author Sławomir Ślaski
Sławomir Ślaski,,
, Piotr Żylicz (Wydział Psychologii)
Piotr Żylicz,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, ISSN 0306-624X, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2006
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishself-awareness; alcoholism; incarcerated alcoholics; psychotherapy
ASJC Classification3202 Applied Psychology; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Languageen angielski
Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol-2006.pdf 78.44 KB
Score (nominal)25
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.003; WoS Impact Factor: 2006 = 0.75 (2) - 2007=0.982 (5)
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