- 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.
Origin of group therapy
First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for group therapy
The group-therapy sessions are designed to bring up deep-seated pain and resentments in most of the participants.Too Close for Comfort: ‘Couples Therapy’ for Courtney Stodden on VH1
Maria Elena Fernandez
October 1, 2012
All of the patients were in a circle, along with the nurses and old and new residents, for their morning group-therapy session.Dr. Harold Koplewicz: a New Poll That Trivializes ADHD Is Nonsense
Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz
May 7, 2012
- 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
- 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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Group therapy is often used to explore interpersonal relations.
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