American Family Therapy Academy
Information about group psychotherapy offered by the AGPA / American Association of Group Psychotherapy
Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small group meets, guided by a / a professional psychotherapist to help individually and mutually. This form of therapy is widely used, accepted as basic for over 50 years.
If you think about it, we were all raised in groups, whether in the family or school life, as workers and as citizens. We always develop as human beings in group settings. No different group psychotherapy. Provides a context to share problems or concerns, comprise one better his situation propria, and learn with others.
Group psychotherapy helps people to know themselves better, and also to improve their interpersonal relationships. Focuses on the problems of loneliness, depression and anxiety. It helps us to make significant changes to improve the quality of life. In addition, the / the group therapists can apply the principles of group psychotherapy in other settings such as schools, companies and public organizations.
Group therapy does give results! Has been shown to base
scientific studies of group psychotherapy is as effective as
the individually sometimes even more. In the case of those who suffer from
chronic medical diseases, has been that group therapy
helps the patient to cope with their situation more objectively and improves
the quality of your life. In some cases, like him breast cancer,
has shown that participation in group psychotherapy
may even prolong life.
If you are considering therapy, you can talk to your therapist about the details of your problem, with the goal of investigating changes that could improve their situation. There are several options out of group psychotherapy:
Participate in a therapist with your partner or with your family
Your therapist can help you understand the advantages of each of
these alternatives and decide which would be most suitable for you
The / The Group Psychotherapist
The professional training of a / a group psychotherapist can be
from one of several fields related to mental health. It may be a psychiatrist, psychologist / a worker / a social, nurse / a
psychiatric / a, couples therapist or family therapist
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