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Table 1 SHARE Group Outline

From: “I’m not alone, my story matters”: Incarcerated women’s perspectives on the impact and acceptability of group psychotherapy involving imaginal exposure to sexual assault memories

Session Components Therapeutic Tasks
1–2 • Establish group norms
• Provide psychoeducation about trauma, trauma sequelae, and the rationale for exposure treatment
• Teach coping techniques (e.g., grounding, deep breathing) for use during and outside of session
• Build rapport, trust, and safety
• Enhance motivation
• Build self-efficacy
3–7 • Conduct imaginal exposure
• Give and receive supportive
feedback following exposures
• Identify and challenge common cognitive themes that emerge in trauma narratives.a
• Provide education on special topics related to sexual violence sequelae (e.g., healthy/unhealthy relationships)
• Approach rather than avoid distressing memories of sexual violence victimization
• Facilitate emotional processing
• Normalize experiences
• Develop more balanced views of the traumatic event(s) and one’s role in it
• Facilitate peer support
8 • Consolidate gains
• Connect to local resources
• Discuss relapse prevention
• Anticipate lapses
• Provide hope for continued healing
  1. aOccurs in Sessions 5–7 if time allows