Family group counseling:
The Effectiveness of Group Therapy
Studies have shown that group therapy can be an effective treatment choice for depression, traumatic stress, family conflict resolution and building family bonds
Reasons to Use Family Group Therapy
The key advantages of group therapy include:
- Family Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement of the other family members in the group. People participating in the group are able to see that there are others experiencing similar or equally traumatic difficulties in their life, which can help them feel less alone. It allows everyone to voice themselves and to be able to come to an understanding.
- Family Group members can serve as role models to other family members of the group. By seeing someone who is successfully coping with a problem, other members of the group can see that there is hope and recovery is possible. As each person progresses, they can in turn serve as a role model and support figure for others. This can help foster feelings of success and accomplishment. This provides a complete understanding of everyone in the group
- Family Group therapy offers a safe haven. The setting allows people to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of the family group.
- By working in a family group, the therapist can see first-hand how each person responds to other people and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback to each client.