Group Counseling Therapy Term Paper by The Research Group

Group Counseling Therapy
Presents a rationale for group counseling.
# 24887 | 2,025 words | 3 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 08, 2003 in Psychology (Therapies)

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Presents a rationale for group counseling. Components of the group encounter process. Group dynamics. Transpersonal interaction. Leader intervention. Theory and philosophy. Guidelines for group therapists. Counseling strategies. Impact of diversity & multicultural strategies. Compares group counseling with other therapies: Alderian, Existential, Person-centered & Rational-emotive-behavior theories. Advantages & disadvantages.

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"This research examines group counseling therapy. The research will set forth a rationale for group counseling and then discuss a personal philosophy of group counseling, comparing and contrasting it with Adlerian, existential, person-centered, and rational-emotive-behavior theories of the therapeutic experience.

Part 1. Rationale for Group Counseling
As Corey notes (2000, p. 3), professional interest in psychotherapy structured around group dynamics has been growing for some time, although the precise shape that a group may take is often a function of "the needs of a diverse clientele." That means the facilitator/therapist has a great deal of discretion in shaping a group. That in turn means that there is a significant degree of responsibility in the choices a therapist might ..."

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