The Process Of Integrative Group Therapy Essay

1601 Words Jul 25th, 2015 null Page
The process of integrative group therapy comes from the recognition that no single theory on its own can be effectively in group counseling to benefit each individual participating in the group. Therefore, group counseling must include a combination of cognitive and behavioral techniques because I believe that no single theory has all the answers. An Integrative approach to group counseling can be a necessary advantage for a leader to relate to each person with in the group. Norcross and Beutler (2008), believe that psychotherapy should have flexibility to be personalized to the different needs and contexts of the group and not applied as one theory fits all. In other word different group members will respond better to different therapeutic approaches and techniques. During this stage in my education and development as a vocational rehabilitation counselor knowledge on different aspects of every theory concerning group counseling we have discussed this semester including: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, Psychodrama, Existential, Gestalt, Person-Centered Therapy, TA, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. However, I do understand that I will not be able to effectively integrate aspects of each one for my group members in the future as an upcoming vocational rehabilitation counselor. I have chosen to use four counseling theories for my integrative approach to group therapy. I have decided upon…

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