Coffee & Cookies group


We propose the presentation of an experience in hospital and day-hospital units: “the coffee and cookies group.” This verbal group, created in 1997 in the psycho-educational dependence of hospitals units of UPDM continues today in the actual context of the Day Hospital. This group is leaded by a psychologist and an educator, as well as by a co-entertaining nurse. It represents one of the first attempts of group work in hospital surroundings, with a population composed of adults with intellectual disability, mild to severe, and Read more

Medication group therapy for patients presenting intellectual disability associated with psychiatric comorbidity: our experience


The goal of this article is to describe the functioning of a medication group therapy in both ambulatory and intra hospital settings, geared towards intellectually disabled patients with psychiatric comorbidity. First, we will briefly describe the care facility in the psychiatry units of mental development (UPDM). Next, we will discuss the objectives and setting of group, then conclude with Read more