group therapy

noun

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

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But first, there's the play: Gloria: A Life, a stage experience that's one part theater, one part consciousness-raising group therapy session. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Gloria: A Life Is One Part Theater Experience, One Part Group Therapy," 19 Oct. 2018 Today Donna is in a group therapy session at Family First, an outpatient substance abuse program for women. Hayley Krischer, Marie Claire, "How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms," 20 Aug. 2018 Most of their addiction patients get individual or group therapy, or both, at the agency across the street, the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic," 23 June 2018 Glimmers of sunlight can occasionally be seen in Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous’s documentary about a group therapy program at Folsom State Prison in California. Gabe Cohn, New York Times, "What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘It’s Suppertime!’ and ‘Facing Facts’," 5 June 2018 The original four-week program, which includes NAD supplements, hair analysis, neurofeedback and individual and group therapy, among other treatments, cost her $8,000, which her employer paid for. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "A 'disservice' to people? U.S. Senate candidate Mike Gibbons' addiction center uses controversial methods," 27 Apr. 2018 Reporters largely keep stories of angry readers or viewers to themselves, although Thursday’s attack in Maryland compelled many to share their experiences on social media and in newsrooms as a form of group therapy on Friday. Washington Post, "Maryland attack tells journalists to take threats seriously," 29 June 2018 Previously Spiegel and colleagues showed that social support through weekly group therapy prolonged survival in women with metastatic breast cancer. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, "Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?," 13 July 2018 This is not unlike many other self-improvement modalities — on the surface, this sounds a lot like run-of-the-mill group therapy. Amelia Harnish, refinery29.com, ""At This Point We Are In Despair": One Woman's Quest To Bring Her Brother Home From NXIVM," 29 June 2018

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circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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group therapy

noun

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

group therapy

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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

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