What is Group Psychotherapy?
In group therapy, a small number of people meet under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to share and explore and to better understand their own situation, and to learn from and with each other. Group therapy has been widely used and has been a standard treatment option for over 50 years.
Who is a Group Psychotherapist?
In considering a therapist for group, make sure he or she is also qualified to lead group psychotherapy. The National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists certifies group therapists by the designation “CGP,” which means the therapist has received specialized training and is experienced in group therapy. Clinical Members of the American and Canadian Group Psychotherapy Associations (AGPA, CGPA) have received specialized training.
Giving and receiving feedback and interacting with others in a meaningful relational experience leads to personal growth and self improvement.