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Essentials of Group Therapy

Author: Virginia Brabender, Andrew I. Smolar, and April E. Fallon

Course Created: 2004

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 6 hours
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Course Summary

Essentials of Group Therapy provides an overview of the history and theoretical approaches to group therapy. Topics covered include which populations benefit from group therapy, therapeutic factors in group work, as well as the benefits of short versus long-term groups. Other topics include ethics as they relate to group work and the training of group therapists.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction to group therapy
  2. Theoretical approaches to group psychotherapy
  3. Building a group
  4. Therapeutic factors
  5. Group leadership

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the theoretical approaches to group therapy.
  • Describe group therapeutic factors..
  • Explain the ethics of group therapy
  • Describe the characteristics of short-term group therapy.


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