The process group is an experiential approach to learning about group dynamics. In process groups, usually 8 to 15 individuals sit in a circle and talk with one another, most often with the assistance of a leader or a consultant. In addition to learning about group dynamics, often process group participants develop an understanding of their interpersonal patterns, communication styles, and characteristics of personal and professional development. Currently, many clinical training programs use process groups to teach group psychotherapy to trainees and to offer support and personal growth opportunities. Similarly, modern organizations and businesses use process group models to help employees better understand group dynamics and gain insight into their management and leadership styles. Industrial and organizational psychology uses process consultations, developed by Edgar Schein ...

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