group therapy

noun

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

called also group psychotherapy

group therapist noun

Examples of group therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The governing ritual was a form of group therapy called the Game, in which members unleashed verbal attacks on one another. Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 Filled with cast-off IFs who spend their days participating in such activities as group therapy and water aerobics, it’s presided over by elderly teddy bear Lewis (the late Louis Gossett Jr., delivering a lovely voice performance). Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 The broader purpose of these get-togethers is more a sort of group therapy, geared to help people achieve their common goals and forge through their common struggles. Amy X. Wang, New York Times, 7 May 2024 Many of the Africans who meet in group therapy form tight bonds, and turn to each other during tough times weeks and months after their treatment ends. TIME, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for group therapy 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of group therapy was circa 1925

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“Group therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/group%20therapy. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

group therapy

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

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