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Yalom's Curative Factors of Groups

STUDY
PLAY
Altruism
Giving of oneself to help others
Catharsis
Relieves emotions by expressing one's feelings
Universality
Recognizing shared feelings & that one's problems are not unique
Existential factors
Accepts the fact that responsibility for change comes from within oneself
Self-understanding
Discovering & accepting unknown parts of onself
Family reenactment
Understanding what it was like growing up in one's family through a group experience
Guidance
Accepting advice from other group members
Identification
Benefiting from the imitation of positive behaviors of other group members
Instillation of hope
Experiencing optimism through observation of improvement of others in group
Interpersonal learning
Receiving feedback from group members regarding one's behavior [input]
Interpersonal learning
learning successful ways of relating to group members [output]