group therapy


group therapy

noun

: a method for helping people with mental or emotional problems by having them discuss their problems together in a group

Full Definition of GROUP THERAPY

:  therapy in the presence of a therapist in which several patients discuss and share their personal problems —called also group psychotherapy
group therapist noun

First Known Use of GROUP THERAPY

1943

group therapy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GROUP THERAPY

: therapy in the presence of a therapist in which several patients discuss and share their personal problems
group therapist noun

group therapy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Form of psychotherapy in which several patients or clients discuss their personal problems, usually in the presence of a therapist or counselor. In one approach to group therapy, the chief aim is to raise members' awareness and morale and combat feelings of isolation by cultivating a sense of belonging to the group; a notable example is Alcoholics Anonymous. The other principal approach strives to foster free discussion and uninhibited self-revelation; members are helped to self-understanding and more successful behaviour through mutual examination of their reactions to people in their lives, including one another.

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