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group therapy

noun
1.
psychotherapy in which a number of patients discuss their problems together, usually under the leadership of a therapist, using shared knowledge and experiences to provide constructive feedback about maladaptive behavior.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Individual cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and family therapy have all been successful.
  • In addition, group therapy can help change self-destructive behaviors.
  • Social skills training may involve social contact in a group therapy situation to practice social skills.
British Dictionary definitions for group therapy

group therapy

noun
1.
(psychol) the simultaneous treatment of a number of individuals who are members of a natural group or who are brought together to share their problems in group discussion
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group therapy in Medicine

group therapy n.
A form of psychotherapy that involves sessions guided by a therapist and attended by several clients who confront their personal problems together. The interaction among clients is considered to be an integral part of the therapy.

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group therapy in Culture

group therapy definition


Any form of psychotherapy involving a group of patients, rather than a one-on-one session between a patient and a therapist. (See encounter group).

Note: Group therapy is often used to explore interpersonal relations.
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