What is a Process Group?
Group therapy is a powerful tool for growth and change. In process groups, six to eight individuals meet face to face to share their struggles and concerns with the facilitation of one to two trained group therapists. The power of process groups lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from other individuals in a safe and confidential environment. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness and to learn how they relate to others.
Process groups are typically unstructured. There isn't a specific topic for each group session. Some of the groups may be focused on a particular theme, or the group may be focused on a specific group of individuals (e.g., women, men, or older students). Members are welcome to bring any issues to the group that they feel are important. The primary focus of therapy in the group is on the interactions among group members. Members are encouraged to give support and feedback to others, and to work with the reactions and responses that other members’ contributions bring up for them.
Process group will begin with a full-participation statement of affirmation.
The group specifically gives time to explore issues.
The counselor will identify specific problems or issue that needs to be addressed by the group.