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Group Therapy is a form of therapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. Group therapy may be used alone, but is often integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that includes Individual Therapy.
How does Group Therapy work?
Bolton Therapy & Wellness Group Therapy takes place in a comfortable setting, a room where chairs and sofas are arranged so that participants can see and engage with each other. Groups can be as small as three or four people, but tend to involve around seven to twelve individuals. Groups may meet at scheduled intervals, such as weekly or monthly, or one time, such as a day long or weekend meeting.
A session might begin with members of the group introducing themselves and sharing why they are in group therapy. Members might also share their experiences and progress since the last meeting. The precise manner in which the session is conducted depends largely on the goals of the group and the style the therapist has chosen for the particular group. The therapist might encourage a more free-form style of dialogue, where each member participates as he or she sees fit. Alternatively, the therapist may have a specific plan for each session that might include having clients practice new skills with other members of the group.
How can Group Therapy be uniquely helpful?
Group Therapy can be uniquely helpful in ways that are different from Individual Therapy, including:
What types of issues can clients address in Group Therapy.
Clients can address an array of issues in Group Therapy, including but not limited to:
Cherry, K. (November 25, 2018). An overview of group therapy. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-group-therapy-2795760 (additional references cited in article).