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Interpersonal integrative group therapy is an approach that utilizes talk therapy, group interaction, and experiential learning to decrease a range of symptoms that may result from faulty interpersonal learning. Using a varied group of techniques, integrative interpersonal group therapy strives to bring past relationships into the group experience and explore how those past relationships affect current functioning. This approach uses the observation of group interaction to facilitate greater understanding of the past in order to show how and why the present is shaped the way it is.

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Harry Stack Sullivan was one of the first major theorists to argue that the basic premises of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical drive theory were inaccurate with regard to human motivation, the nature of experience, and clinical technique. Instead, he ...

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