group therapy


noun

psychotherapy in which a number of patients discuss their problems together, usually under the leadership of a therapist, using shared knowledge and experiences to provide constructive feedback about maladaptive behavior.

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Origin of group therapy

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for group therapy

group therapy

noun

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
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Medical definitions for group therapy

group therapy

n.

A form of psychotherapy that involves sessions guided by a therapist and attended by several clients who confront their personal problems together. The interaction among clients is considered to be an integral part of the therapy.
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Cultural definitions for group therapy

group therapy

Any form of psychotherapy involving a group of patients, rather than a one-on-one session between a patient and a therapist. (See encounter group).

notes for group therapy

Group therapy is often used to explore interpersonal relations.
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