Natural steps in the process of group therapy
At the beginning of the formation of the group, the group is still not completely clear.Depending on the therapist, he creates the therapist and the group continues to be related to the therapist. Group members are waiting for the therapist’s guidance and instruction. In their view, they are personal therapists with knowledge and expertise, and feel their members dependent on the therapist, and they also try to have proper behaviors so that they can stay in the group, although they do not fully understand the goals of the group. In the second stage, depression affects the group and learns that it is not affiliated with the therapist and is responsible.
In the third stage, more will be created between the group. They express their feelings and show good reactions to the feelings of others. The therapist is present at the treatment session, but it is not the only meeting manager. He tries to maintain the coherence of the meeting as a member of the group. And use different techniques about group members and their reactions. The group may start the meeting by addressing the group and continue the session with encouragement and feedback to the members. The purpose of counseling is to learn about habits and emotional and behavioral patterns and how they play their role in problems. As a result, we can learn new habits and behaviors that will help us succeed.
Counseling Offices in most centers also provide group counseling services. Each group is guided by a psychologist or counselor. Some of the special topics in these groups are anxiety tests or stress management. Some counseling groups are public and help the company resolve many of the personal problems, including depression, extreme anxiety, worry, problems with value sensation and communication problems.
What happens in a counseling group?
Generally, groups of 4 to 8 people who regularly meet once a week for 1 to 1/5 hours are formed. Full attendance at all meetings from the beginning to the end of each session is very important. In group meetings, participants discuss their interests. In some groups, the counselor may work with each participant individually, while the number of other members of the group is also sought. If other groups are mostly based on observations and discussions between the participants and the consultant, the consultant provides advice when needed to facilitate the work.