encounter group

noun

Definition of encounter group

: a usually unstructured group that seeks to develop the capacity of the individual to express feelings and to form emotional ties by unrestrained confrontation of individuals

First Known Use of encounter group

1967


Medical Dictionary

encounter group

noun en·coun·ter group \ in-ˈkau̇nt-ər, en- \

medical Definition of encounter group

: a usually leaderless and unstructured group that seeks to develop the capacity of the individual to express feelings and to form emotional ties by unrestrained confrontation of individuals (as by physical contact, uninhibited verbalization, or nudity) — compare t-group

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