Women’s Group Therapy

In group therapy, clients discuss their shared issues in a group format. Women’s therapy groups are exclusive to female members and are often led by a female facilitator. This entry introduces how group therapy works and the reasons for forming a women’s therapy group. This entry reviews themes in women’s therapy groups, how groups are typically structured, and individual differences within the group.

Group Therapy and How It Works

Group therapy is a form of treatment where 5 to 12 people meet face to face with one or more leaders or facilitators and work on what is troubling them through talking. Groups usually meet weekly or biweekly for a number of times (often 8–12 sessions in total) in a room where chairs are arranged in a ...

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