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Behavioral Group Work

Description of the Strategy

Group therapy is a way of working with more than one client at a time in which all the members help one another to establish and achieve treatment goals. In behavioral group therapy (BGT), the major means of intervention are operant, problem solving, or cognitive, and the group is used as an additional tool to enhance effectiveness of these interventions to achieve treatment goals. In this entry, we focus on the benefits of the group and specifically how it is used in assessment, treatment, and generalization planning for adult clients. We also describe how these groups are organized.

Behavioral groups vary considerably. There are groups, not unlike individual therapy, that aim to improve social skills and coping with stress, ...

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