group therapy


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

Other Words from group therapy

group therapist noun

Examples of group therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For myself, this spilled over into my personal life, which was already assaulted by images of violence to Black bodies and in serving church communities where religious services were more like low-key political rallies and group therapy than not. Natashia Deón, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Nov. 2021 First, know that there’s a difference between group therapy and support groups. Brittany Risher, SELF, 5 Oct. 2021 Each of the rugged terraces is a setting for group therapy, where supernatural counsellors dispense tough love. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2021 If Linda’s was a firing squad, Monica’s more closely resembles group therapy. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 2 Nov. 2021 Her therapist pointed her in the direction of a group therapy program. Colleen Murphy,, 27 Oct. 2021 Sometimes group therapy is easier to find than one-on-one., 17 Oct. 2021 However, even without insurance, group therapy is often cheaper than individual sessions. Brittany Risher, SELF, 5 Oct. 2021 That said, group therapy is typically facilitated by a licensed therapist through a large practice, training clinic, or community health center at a reduced cost, Dr. Vaile Wright says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of group therapy

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of group therapy was circa 1925

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“Group therapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of group therapy

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

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Medical Definition of group therapy

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

Other Words from group therapy

group therapist noun

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