Group psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy

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Psychological assistance, psychotherapy initially existed only in an individual format - in a dialogue between a psychoanalyst and a patient, a psychologist and a client. In this case, you get all the attention of a specialist during the meeting. Why did group psychotherapy arise, in which time with a psychologist should be divided among everyone who participates in this group?

Group psychotherapy is a psychological intervention of a specialist (psychologist, psychotherapist) aimed at providing assistance and support to clients who have united in a psychotherapeutic group based on the principle of similarity of life problems that have arisen.

Group psychotherapy is more effective than individual psychotherapy because in addition to the group leader, other participants help you. The dynamic process that takes place in the group during general discussions, exchange of impressions and associations helps.

Group therapy has several advantages over individual therapy:

  • group therapy is always cheaper than individual therapy;
  • the group has several views on the same problem, several tips from which you choose the right one for you.
  • you try new behaviors and test the effectiveness of new choices with the group members, because they are part of your environment;
  • in the group you find really close people.

The group meets on a set schedule with regular meetings under the guidance of a psychotherapist to achieve predetermined goals.

Tasks of the psychotherapy group:

  • resolution of internal conflicts of participants;
  • removal of emotional and mental stress;
  • getting rid of fears and anxiety;
  • development of skills and abilities of emotional response and correction of forms of behavior in various situations;
  • establishing effective interpersonal interaction;
  • communication problem, social phobia;
  • other problems that can be corrected or treated in psychotherapeutic practice.

Group psychotherapy is a psychological intervention of a specialist (psychologist, psychotherapist) aimed at providing assistance and support to clients who have united in a psychotherapeutic group based on the principle of similarity and similarity of life problems that have arisen.

In group psychotherapy, the participant gets the opportunity to organize a joint search with group members and the psychotherapist for solutions to problems that have developed at a life stage.

The group helps to look in different ways, and sometimes in a completely different way at situations and problems, to dive into oneself, to know one's inner world, to receive feedback from other people. This allows you to develop the right tactics and strategy for getting out of a problem situation, find the best ways of emotional response and your own behavior, work them out in the process of group therapy in order to come to harmony with yourself and your environment in the future.

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