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Functional analytic group therapy (FAGT) is a treatment modality that uses the natural interpersonal interactions occurring within groups to enhance client capabilities and helps clients to overcome their psychological problems. This is done by building an understanding of how each client’s interpersonal difficulties contribute to his or her psychological problems and by redressing these difficulties through meaningful experiences in the group. FAGT understands a therapy group as a social microcosm in which a client naturally comes to face his or her issues and concerns and addresses these issues and concerns directly when they show up during sessions.

Historical Context

FAGT grew out of Brazilian community projects around the turn of the 21st century that applied principles of functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) to improve the effectiveness of ...

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