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The Dynamics Of Group Psycho Therapy

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Running head: THE DYNAMICS OF GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY The Dynamics of Group Psychotherapy University of Phoenix The Dynamics of Group Psychotherapy Group psychotherapy has been practiced for nearly one hundred years according to Moreno (1953) it was started by a man named Adler in 1910. Group therapy is different from individual therapy given that the groups are not focusing on themselves as individuals, but rather taking on each problem as a group. Each member learns to be open minded and accepting of others differences as well as views. Practicing social skills is another advantage of group psychotherapy. Members of the group have equality so no member feels inferior to any other group member. An example of how people are becoming socially withdrawn is in a book by Putnam (2000) where he discusses, more people are bowling but less people are forming leagues. Individuals are isolating themselves, instead of forming groups and having a ...

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