I think so focused a group would be pretty unusual, and is best carefully limited in duration. In my experience as a supervisor & observer of many kinds of colleagues’ groups, when a group’s membership is limited to a single symptom set, like anorexia or depression, participants quickly feel saferand better understood by other members.
But the similar world views and coping mechanisms eventually slow &/or stop therapeutic progress, often coalescing into unified group resistance to further individual change. At that point, unless members graduate to groups with different-enough problems and resources for diverse approaches to life, the group loses therapeutic energy and dwindles to a disappointing end. bd
- Important information –I’m retiring very early in October ’23, so I’m not taking new clients, and I’m finishing up with all clients and groups in the next week, by Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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