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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Examples of group therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web East Hampton Social Services, in collaboration with the Senior Center, is offering group therapy sessions via Zoom on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. To sign up, contact the Senior Center at 860-267-4426 or MyActiveCenter.com. courant.com, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 19 Nov. 2020 At Synthesis, the group of eight will get to know each other through group therapy and will take psilocybin together—though each person will have their own guide and can choose to be alone while high. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "Psychedelic treatment for depression is on sale for the first time," 16 Oct. 2020 Its first group has already had their first therapy session, part of a 13-month course that includes monthly group therapy and a five-day retreat with two psilocybin sessions. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "Psychedelic treatment for depression is on sale for the first time," 16 Oct. 2020 On the Friday before Labor Day, a group of young men who had been recruited by the outreach team were meeting at CRED's offices for group therapy. NBC News, "Victims of gun violence in Chicago offer an alternative to traditional policing," 28 Sep. 2020 Besides psychedelic ceremonies, which are often physically and emotionally draining, retreat organizers offer group therapy sessions, yoga classes, art therapy, meditation circles and warm floral baths. Ernesto Londoño And Adam Ferguson New York Times, Star Tribune, "Psychedelics draw veterans to jungle in search of healing," 10 Sep. 2020 That said, Wakefield, Browne, and Tekin agree that in the US psychiatric labeling is often necessary, since insurance companies will not cover any treatment—talk therapy, group therapy, or drugs—without a diagnosis. Grace Huckins, Wired, "Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?," 8 Sep. 2020 In the schools, St. Vincent's staff will do: Individual, family and group therapy. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, "Carmel Clay Schools to sign contract with Ascension St. Vincent for mental health services," 14 Aug. 2020 Something about the idea of millions of people becoming reacquainted with their own bodies, as a way to cope with the stress and anxiety of this pandemic, reminds me of a sort of pseudo-group therapy session. Faylita Hicks, Longreads, "The Danger of Desire," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of group therapy

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Group therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/group%20therapy. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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

noun

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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