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group therapy

Psychol the simultaneous treatment of a number of individuals who are members of a natural group or who are brought together to share their problems in group discussion

group therapy

the practice of treating psychological disturbance through a face-to-face group process of sharing experiences and emotions and, through this, moving towards greater self-understanding and adjustment. This form of therapy was introduced in the 1930s by J. L. MORENO, who founded psychodrama and sociodrama, and coined the terms. Since the 1940s, Carl ROGERS has actively developed the method, particularly in encounter groups which aim to provide a developmental experience for people termed ‘normals’. Therapy groups, generally, have a group leader or ‘facilitator’, as the composition and the programme of a group needs to be carefully planned and controlled for its purpose to be realized in all members. A variety of theoretical approaches may underpin this type of therapy, for example, psychodynamic, Rogerian, feminist.

group therapy

[¦grüp ′ther·ə·pē]
(psychology)
Application of psychotherapeutic techniques to a group, including utilization of interactions of members of the group.
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