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    Transparency The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy Therapy is a book written by ( Yalom D. Irving) it serves as a guideline on how to conduct group therapy. Therapy is an element of care that brings about change, however it is critical to note change would never occur without the exchanges that take place between the therapist and the client. In previous chapters, Yalom, instructs us of how to conduct group therapy and what techniques should be utilized when forming a group, such as, screening clients, the informed consent, interventions that can be used, when therapy should be terminated and the follow up process. Transference and transparency demonstrates the role a counselor things one must…

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    In the textbook, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom with Molyn Leszcz (2005), Yalom discusses the here-and-now experience which focuses on the interactions in the group that occur during the course of the therapy session. In the novel, the group members often stirred toward past events and relationships outside the group which prompted Julius to guide them back into the here-and-now. For example, the group members expressed how Bonnie arranges them to ignore her, and…

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    “Oh, I have been in this group for more than 12 years” shared by a gentleman from a gambling anonymous (GA) group that I attended as a homework assignment. My first impression for group psychotherapy is that group will help people to reduce stress level without knowing how, why or what group counseling actually is. With the limited knowledge regarding group counseling, I am surprised to learn how much impact a support group can have for each person who participates. During the first lecture,…

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    Practice of Group Psychotherapy, fifth edition, 2005. Various counseling programs use this book as a guideline on how to conduct effective therapeutic group sessions. In chapter 2, the authors express the importance of interpersonal learning and the impact it has on group therapy. Interpersonal learning originates “when interpersonal relationships exist that require corrective emotional experiences in order for the group to operate as a microcosm” Yalom, I. & Leszez, M. (2005). In fact,…

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    Group B addressing the following: Describe each of the parts involved with psychodrama and explain the importance of each in the psychodrama process. How do you view psychodrama in light of your faith? The director — As the title implies, the director is the group leader trained in psychodrama that facilitates dramatic actions exhibited by the members of the group (American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP), 2014; Gimenez Hinkle, 2008, p. 408; Psychology Encyclopedia,…

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    There are several approaches to psychotherapy — including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy — that help individuals work through their problems (International).” Psychotherapy’s main point is to form a dialogue between the therapist and the client, providing a supportive individual who focuses on being non judgemental so that the client can openly express their disorder. This therapy helps the individual with the psychological disorder to overcome their…

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    Facilitating Groups In this paper, I will briefly describe two types of groups and address my personal comfort as a facilitator for each. I will describe the differences in my confidence and comfort level facilitating psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups. Following the group descriptions, I will write about potential strategies that can be employed to reduce my discomfort and improve effectiveness as a group leader. Description of Groups Corey, Corey, and Corey (2010) define…

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    Interpersonal psychotherapy is a type of therapy which there is emphasis on the interpersonal relationship of the various person involved such as the client’s spouse, children and other parties. There are three types of interpersonal psychotherapy Marital Therapy, Family Therapy, and Transactional Analysis. Marital therapy is a psychotherapy that is directed at improving a disturbed marital relationship. The therapy is centered on efforts to change the psychodynamics & behavior of the…

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    The idea of using talk therapy as a way of alleviating the suffering associated with mental health issues is one that has been thoroughly researched over the years, as people have made efforts to determine whether or not psychotherapy is an effective treatment, which types of therapy are most effective, and what are the elements of therapy that make it an effective strategy for dealing with mental health. While this is valuable information, it would be well to consider that there are some…

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    The authors wanted to know if trauma-focused psychotherapy was effective in counseling refugees that have suffered from trauma in war. The time length of this study was a year. Trauma-focused psychotherapy consists of a three-stage model of stabilization, focus of the traumatic event, and quality of life. The authors focused on participants that are Yugoslavia refugees that suffered from a three-year war that involved torture, rape, and genocide. In this study, these refugees age ranges from 18…

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