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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

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The TRT began in 1992 as an encounter group between descendants of Nazi perpetrators and Jewish Holocaust survivors.
Encounter groups between Jews and Arabs at the School for Peace have temporarily started working with groups of Jews or Arabs separately to lay a framework for both sides to meet together later on.
In 1969, in response to a call for a new political party based on socialism, Duberman writes that: "The sources and manifestations of the revolution lie elsewhere--in a bewildering grab bag that includes hallucinatory drugs, bisexuality, communal pads, dashikis and bluejeans, rock and soul, Eastern mysticism, Scientology, encounter groups, macrobiotic foods, astrology, street theaters and free stores.
In between, she worked as ``an astrologer, a maid, a chemist, a dishwasher,'' and counseled potential suicide victims, made sandwiches, taught nursery school, sold art and led encounter groups until finally settling into her childhood love of writing when none of the jobs seemed to hold any long-term possibilities.
He observed encounter groups and saw that the program was dealing with real issues, not allowing inmates to shift the blame for their mistakes to others, but making them take personal responsibility for their own behavior.
A written and videotaped curriculum specifically designed to reach habitual offenders with chronic drug abuse histories, the curriculum involves encounter groups, seminars, video playback, psychodrama, and written and oral exercises.