Skills-Based Group Counseling
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- Depression and Mood Management
- Anxiety / Panic and Social Avoidance
- Compulsive Habits Called “Addictions”
Group psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist works with a small number of clients who meet together. That work can consist of any form of psychotherapy that is delivered in this type of format. The interactive process of learning and growing in the company of others on a similar journey can result in change, as participants explore, examine, and develop interpersonal relationships within the group. Participants can focus on mutual support, as they share a common experience, on skills-training which may deal with issues such as anger management, mindfulness, relaxation training or social skills training, as participants learn effective behaviors and skill sets, and/or psycho-education, which is discussed below.
What is the Psycho-Educational Model of Group Counseling?
The psycho-educational model is a humanistic approach to helping clients modify whatever is standing in the way of their “authentically living the vital life.” Adaptive coping strategies can be rehearsed and learned within the group context by means of supportively helping participants achieve increasingly clear awareness and mastery of just how they function psychologically.
As one might anticipate, the psycho-educational approach to counseling involves a combination of both psychology and education. Through a tacit acknowledgment of the dynamic influences of past events (faulty learning) on a person’s life, many psycho-educational groups focus on the present moment as it translates into the functional demands of the person’s future.
Learn Coping Skills Through the Power of Group Reflection
The emphasis of this type of orientation focuses on the “workability” of observable coping strategies while sustaining commitment to functional behavior change (Hayes, et. al., 1992). In addition, this approach strongly emphasizes clarification of one’s personal values as one anticipates translating these values (behaviorally) into “living the vital life.”
This Approach Can Help You:
- Enhance your self-awareness and personal insight
- Discover and rehearse effective communication skills
- Develop effective ways of coping will common problems
- Learn to apply your new behaviors outside the group
- Provide you with empathetic feedback, support, and understanding
Psycho-educational treatment processes consider the interactive influences of thought and emotion — mind & body — and behavioral adaptation. Ultimately we are all “students of life,” and the group context promotes new ways of knowing our personal psychology. The power of the group process will surely help you — “Know Thyself!”
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