(a) There is a clause in my group contract stating that violence isn’t permissible. I mean physical violence however a group member challenged me by saying that verbal attack is violent also. What do you think about this?
(b) One of your patients in group therapy phoned to tell you that he has just been diagnosed with advanced stage of cancer will be hospitalized and will not be returning to group, must you visit him? How much should you tell other patients?
(c) What are the criteria which would be correct to terminate group therapy?
(d) What is meant by counter transference?
It is becoming clear that much of mental illnesses originate in some way from the individual’s relations with groups and that groups might be employed effectively in mental therapy.
Discuss and illustrate out critically, with the use of exs, how in some way mental illness is derived from the individual’s relations with groups and that group might be employed effectively to treat mental illness.
Group therapy is just as effective as individual therapy (Barlow et al.,) and will be suggested if your counsellor thinks it would be the most helpful techniques to address your concerns.
What should a client do to get the most out of group therapy?
Therapists take vacations, attend professional meetings, become ill and occasionally have competing priorities that mandate them not to be present to lead their group.
What could they do to overcome their absences in such circumstances?