13 terms

Group Dynamics 1

Growth Groups
focus on emotional growth, improved interpersonal relationships, and group skills.
Laboratory training or sensitive training groups
Psychoanalytic groups
focus on the inner conflicts underlying psychological problems
Adlerian Groups
focus on over coming feeling of inferiority
participants act out past emotional experiences
Gestalt Group Therapy
1) integrating mind and body
2) increasing clarity about one's wants, values, and goals
3) gaining greater awareness of oneself
4) resolving or completing unfinished business
Cognitive-Behavioral Group Psychotherapy
application of behavior theories and social learning theories
Existential Group Psychotherapy
focus on helping participants confront the basic "givens" or ultimate concerns of existence
Person centered group psychotherapy
human beings tend to move toward wholeness and self actualization

Facilitator characteristics: warm, loving, caring
Rational-emotive behavior group
focus on becoming aware of the irrationals assumptions and engage in an internal debate to replace it with a new , more constructive one
Reality Group
humans are motivated to fill basic needs
each person chooses how to fulfill these needs in his or her current relationships
Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
many psychological problems are the result of relationships
the group is a social microcosm
members can identify and correct self-defeating patterns of behavior to correct them within the group
generalize to relationships outside the group
Mutual Support Groups
voluntary groups whose members meet to exchange social support and aid in order to solve or deal with a common problem