Adlerians believe that psychological issues are rooted in efforts to establish satisfying social interests. Groups provide the opportunity for individuals to openly discuss feelings of isolation and insecurity in a supportive setting. Feelings of inferiority can be challenged and mistaken notions addressed by feedback offered by the leader and the members. Group members challenge each other to remain focused on strengths and the ability to make behavioral and attitudinal changes in the present that reflect their values for future living. Adlerian group experiences foster members’ development of a more authentic and socially accurate perception of themselves and of others within their group as well as in their natural social environment. Members should be more socially oriented, personally integrated, and goal directed when the group ends. ...

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