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Therapeutic Benefits Of Group Counseling

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The focus you placed on the potential of shared experiences amongst group members, and the therapeutic benefits that can have were an important point to make. However, what really makes this realistic is that you did not place all of the emphasis on catharsis within the group. Yalom and Leszcz (2005) noted that while catharsis was a necessary part of the group counseling process, that alone is not sufficient for growth. A good learning opportunity for not on the individual having the experience, but also the group unit, how that intense experience fosters change (Yalom & Leszcz, 2005). This is the real chance for the counselor, through the use of properly timed techniques and intervention strategies, to utilize the moment to expand group cohesiveness
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