Group therapy has its own energy. When it works, it works. When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. The success of groups, in my opinion, is when the people are well-prepared (through individual therapy) to progress to the next step of making their process more public. This serves to anchor and consolidate their adult learning process.
The role of the therapist in groups is to be the captain of a small ship in a big ocean. To weather the storms of group dynamics, the captain’s job is to keep an eye out to the horizon for the unexpected, to keep a steady hand on the wheel, to navigate the small waves, and to be sensitive to the needs of the crew.
The goal of group therapy is for each member to become captain of their own ship.
For more information contact S. Lorraine Moulton
810 Guerin Creek Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0A6