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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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 The next time there's ever infighting in a high school or among high schools, perhaps a group therapy car wash is in order? Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Springer: #StratmanStrong, Harrison community show the power of teamwork in preps sports," 21 June 2018 Noplis and other doctors at Renew Recovery follow a model that requires on-site group therapy and individual counseling. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Tired of going to funerals, this doctor treats addiction with drugs," 21 June 2018 In addition to the one-on-one counseling available at many centers, some offer group therapy as part of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools program. courant.com, "School-Based Mental Health Centers Play Vital Role For Hispanic, Black Students," 23 May 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

Other Words from group therapy

group therapist noun

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