Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. The different types of Group Therapies are as follows:
- Cognitive Behavioral – Focus on identifying and changing inaccurate or distorted thinking patterns, behaviors, and emotional responses.
- Interpersonal Groups – helps patients focus on their interpersonal relationships and social interactions. Including how much support they have from others and the impact these relationships have on their mental health.
- Psycho-educational group therapy – focuses on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping.
- Skills Development – used to improve social skills in people with mental disorders or developmental disabilities.
Group therapies could either have open sessions where new participants are welcome to join at any time or closed sessions where only a core group of members are invited to participate.
Group therapy helps with:
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Substance use disorder
- Anger Management
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic illness
- Chronic stress
- Domestic violence
- Grief and Loss
- Weight Management