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Group Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy during which one or several therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. This may be more cost effective than individual therapy, and possibly even more productive. Group therapy often consists of "talk" therapy, but may also include other therapeutic forms than such as expressive therapy, psychodrama, and even non-"talk" types of therapy, such as the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process.
Additional recommended knowledge
Quoted with permission is the report of one client:
In group therapy the interactions between the members of the group and the therapists become the material with which the therapy is conducted, alongside past experiences and experiences outside the therapeutic group. These interactions are not necessarily as positive as reported as above, as the problems which the client experiences in daily life will also show up in his or her interactions in the group, allowing them to be worked through in a therapeutic setting, generating experiences which may be translated to "real life." Group therapy is not based on a single psychotherapeutic theory, but takes from many what works.
Some of the many benefits of group therapy:
Important writers and theorists on group psychotherapy have included (but not limited to) S. H. Foulkes, Wilfred Bion, Hyman Spotnitz, Irvin Yalom,and Lou Ormont.
Current Trends in Group Therapy
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