encounter group


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encounter group:

see group psychotherapygroup psychotherapy,
a means of changing behavior and emotional patterns, based on the premise that much of human behavior and feeling involves the individual's adaptation and response to other people.
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encounter group

see GROUP THERAPY.
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This was evident in the encounter groups when a veteran abruptly would stop reading what he'd written and gasp or wipe his eyes and not be able to continue because the memories evoked were so overwhelming.
The TRT began in 1992 as an encounter group between descendants of Nazi perpetrators and Jewish Holocaust survivors.
Though none in the encounter group had lived nearly as adventurous a life as Graham, few of them seemed impressed with his 'John Wayne' aura.
As critic Christopher Lasch (1979) began his book review of the first English-language biography of Rogers (i.e., Kirschenbaum, 1979), "As a founding father of humanistic psychology, the human potential movement and the encounter group, Carl Rogers has a lot to answer for" (19.
Eventually she published her research and earned federal research grants that would fund the development of "Encountertapes," a series of taped lectures and activities that could guide encounter groups without a therapist-facilitator, which Berzon would use as a training tool with groups across the country.
While a videotaped encounter group is far from a work of art, Ryan's notion of infolding is useful as an alternative model of the relation between video and narcissism.
They went along to an encounter group to sort out their "pralms" (that's problems to you and me).
A high-stakes reality show gone awry is the backdrop for the mildly provocative media meditation "All or Nothing." Post-apocalyptic allusions place this single-set encounter group squarely in the sights of fantasy/sci-fi sprocket operas, though the item's sheer novelty could attract mainstream rests and tube sales.
She held the line with the inmates, and did not allow them to manipulate her or the program." After a year, Ratelle sat in on an encounter group with several inmates, including a couple of "old timers" who he had known for 20 years or more.
"It's not an encounter group," says director Michael Sexton.
It got to the point where I couldn't step out of the shower without bumping into an encounter group. I finally rented a house five minutes from the rectory.
Chong compares the rigid structure of the piece to "a waltz or a sonata" and, in keeping with the metaphor, arranges the performers in a circle that recalls a chamber orchestra, an informal play reading or an encounter group. The participants punctuate their personal stories with historical facts relating to the oppression of outsiders, especially people of color.