Resistance Group Therapy Research Paper by writingsensation

Resistance Group Therapy
An assessment of resistance to group therapy and methods to overcome it.
# 68978 | 900 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2006 in Psychology (General)

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This paper examines resistance to group therapy and explores what methods can be adopted to overcome resistance. The paper examines how resistance can be both harmful and positive to the counseling experience. As the paper explains, resistance is most likely to be positive when counselors use it to help patients identify areas for improvement and strategies for overcoming their resistance in the future. The paper focuses its examination on new research supporting the incorporation of pre-group training as a positive method for overcoming resistance in group therapy.

Proposition Overcoming And Encouraging Positive Group Therapy
Support For Approach

From the Paper:

"Many problems arising with group therapy stem from counseling that focuses on problems rather than solutions (Laursen & Oliver, 2003). Far too often patients find it easy to focus on their struggles and problems in a forum that supports such release. However a new approach to group therapy should focus on encouraging patients both to participate in individual and group therapy session that focus on their successes. In addition group therapy sessions should provide a forum where other members can help participants identify solutions to their problems rather than focus on the problem itself. By doing so patients will learn to take responsibility for their problems and recover more quickly."

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