At Road to Recovery Wellness Center, we offer a number of group therapy modalities to support our patients through the recovery process.
Brief Dynamic Therapy
Brief Dynamic therapy refers to a set of established therapy techniques. These techniques are designed to assist those seeking to resolve readily identifiable issues in shorter-term therapy. This can be helpful in acute situations. Some of our therapists offer Brief Dynamic therapy in which they have studied these techniques.
Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral group therapy(CBT) is a treatment approach to treating psychological disorders based on scientific principles. Clients and therapists work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The approach usually focuses on difficulties in the here and now and relies on the therapist and client developing a shared view of the individual’s problem. This then leads to the identification of personalized, usually time-limited therapy goals and strategies which are continually monitored and evaluated.
Cognitive Behavioral therapists identify and treat difficulties arising from an individual’s irrational thinking, misperceptions, dysfunctional thoughts, and faulty learning. The therapy can be conducted with individuals, families, or groups. Problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, sleep disturbance, and post-traumatic stress are addressed.
Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
Interpersonal group psychotherapy concentrates on the things people do and say, and left unsaid and undone, between each other. The interpersonal approach to human relationships, suggests that our relationships are constituted by what passes consciously between us and other people. This approach focuses on the projection of personal feelings toward others. It also believes that goodwill and positive feelings are effective in working out inter-personal difficulties. The focus is more on what actually occurs between people than in inner mental dynamics.
Expressive Art Group Therapy
Expressive art group therapy involves the use of manipulatives as a creative and tactile outlet for patients in group settings. Various art mediums are incorporated in order to stimulate a client’s emotional growth. Our clients happily enjoy this type of group because they can discuss feelings while using their hands to create items of symbolism in their lives.
Humanistic Group Therapy
Humanistic group therapy refers to a wide range of therapy in which individual clients participate in the phenomenon that whenever a group gathers, the unconscious mind of the group emerges more powerfully than in most individual sessions. Thus, the work can be conducted on a deeper level.
Our small group therapy sessions are very effective with the group therapist also being the same individual therapist at times. The greatest contribution of groups appears to be that groups enable our clients to reach deeper into their issues and to provide a deeply meaningful connection between group members in the resolution of their individual issues.
Relaxation Group Therapy
Relaxation group therapy involves the use of progressive relaxation, coupled with soft instrumental music to guide the client through various meditations. Clients focus on their breathing and attempt to clear their thoughts of any distractions that may lead to stressful situations. These group sessions include deep and rhythmic breathing along with saying positive affirmations. Clients often experience a temporary emotional detachment from problems and feelings of self-fulfillment.
Anger Management Group Therapy
The management of anger proves to be difficult for some people. When anger is unmanaged it can have serious negative effects on our lives and the lives of people around us. This type of group includes the learning of what triggers anger in ourselves. Anger can be healthy and constructive when we are speaking out to protect others or ourselves. Patients utilize techniques to reduce their negative responses. Unhealthy anger, often called rage, is the kind of anger that harms others and ourselves. Anger management enables our clients to reduce and avoid unhealthy rage and to use our anger appropriately.
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