Group Therapy: Sharing the LoadFor many of our clients, surviving trauma can feel quite isolating and as if no one understands, adding pressure to the therapeutic dynamic. This pattern ultimately leads to feelings of compassion fatigue and burnout in the field. Encouraging clients to lean into alternative resources, such as group therapy, and draw on the strengths of other clinicians within your community can lighten the burden and diversify client treatment.
Research shows that group therapy is a highly effective method to achieving positive outcomes and a way to make the most of your mental health journey. In simple terms, Group Therapy is defined as, “a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time.” Though it can be used as a stand-alone treatment, congruent with the rest of our conversation, group therapy is most beneficial as a complement to individual therapy and can be another tool for navigating trauma.
As an integrative agency, our diverse offerings for group therapy are specifically designed for the needs of trauma survivors which allows our clients to incorporate more into their treatment while connecting with others and building community. Our commitment to the importance of group therapy and the base of our group therapy program is built off of Yalom’s “11 Therapeutic Factors” where each factor is woven into the creation and implementation of all group therapies available.
ITTC groups are open to anyone with a primary therapist. If you are interested in adding one of ITTC’s groups to your client’s treatment plan please visit our website.
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