Reflective Paper on Group Therapy.
Group therapy for me was a very new concept. My understanding towards group therapy was that every one share their concern issues and goup members discuss about that issue and get different perspectives about how to deal with that issue by building cohession and trust among the members. According to zander (1968) a group is a collection of individuals who have relation to one another that make them interdependent to some significant degree. , Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time.Generally, the counselling group has a speific focus, which may be educational, vocational, social or personal. This type of therapy is widely available at a variety of locations, including private therapeutic practices, hospitals, mental health clinics and community centres. Group therapy is sometimes used alone, but it is also commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes individual therapy and medication. Group therapy is a therapy where a group of people (not more than 10) gather together under the guidance of a therapist, and share everyone’s experiences, problems and weaknesses and where each one gives their views on what others are sharing and gives each other emotional support.
I personally feel Group therapy is very effective where the group members are asisted in developing their skills in dealling with interpersonal problems so that they will be better able to handle the future problems of a similar nature. Most of the time what happens is, when each one start sharing about their experiences, member’s feels there is hope and that there is something to look forward to. Group therapy helps members grow emotionally and personal growth. Another benefit of group therapy is being able to learn from the experiences of others. We can hear about what coping strategies where members found to be