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Group Therapy: Elements and Methods Used for Group Therapy


Therapies constitute a major treatment for most of the psychological disorders. Most of the therapies are conducted by psychologists with an exception of those that involve medical basis which are dealt by psychiatrists. The topic includes few of the most common therapeutic approaches.

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Group Therapy: Merits and Limitations of Group Therapy


Merits of Group Therapy

  • It is less expensive
  • It saves time
  • It helps patient to derive comfort and support from observing others
  • It helps patients to learn by watching others
  • Group members can engage in role playing

Limitations of Group Therapy

  • Change in behavior by group therapy can be for short duration
  • In a mixed group, there is a possibility to have sexual involvement affecting marital life
  • Careful screening and assigning of a patient to a particular group can be challenging
  • Free expression of emotion can be detrimental to a person with sensitivity to group criticism