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Doctor insights on: Group Therapy Activities

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is group therapy effective?

Is group therapy effective?

Yes: Group therapy is particularly useful in helping people learn how to have more effective and intimate relationships with themselves and others. Learn more about group psychotherapy from material available through the american group psychotherapy association (www. Agpa. Org). ...Read more

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Is group therapy effective?

Is group therapy effective?

Group Therapy: Yes it is quite effective but it can be very threatening if not initiated slowly after a time in individual therapy with the same therapist who will lead your group sessions. Best. ...Read more

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Is group thereapy very effective group therapy?

Yes: More information is available from the american group psychotherapy association (www. Agpa. Org). ...Read more

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Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Distraction: They do not want the teens to use the group as a dating environment. Also if the group discusses tough issues like physical or sexual abuse, the participant will not discuss this in front of the opposite sex. And in general, males and females relate and deal with problems differently. ...Read more

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Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Rule of Three's: Attending a mental health group therapy causes stress and anxiety. I encourage my patients to use my "rule of three's". 1) you will be anxious the first time you attend the group. 2) by the second visit your anxiety lessens as you become familiar with the process. 3) by the third visit you will have acquired enough experience and knowledge to decide if such therapy might be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a group therapy for people who lost a loved one who overdosed?

Support/therapy grps: Are available in every major city for many types of loss & distress. Call a local mental health agency or professional for specific information. ...Read more

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Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Help please? What is group therapy like for those with anxiety disorder?

Group Therapy: It is a safe setting where the psychologist helps individuals learn to perceive more accurately and also helps to examine the realities of one's worries. People tend to be very supportive and it reduces a feeling of being alone with your problems. ...Read more

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24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy, meditation, SSRI, yoga, group therapy, benzos, Not working! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy, meditation, SSRI, yoga, group therapy, benzos, Not working! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

Psychiatrist: I would suggest that you need to be referred to a Psychiatrist. Standard Psychotherapy sound like the right direction now...simple "fixes" and particularly BENZOs are NOT THE ANSWER! Get help now! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a dui now I am required to go to group therapy do they test you for alcohol by etg or just 8 panel adams county pa?

I had a dui now I am required to go to group therapy do they test you for alcohol by etg or just 8 panel adams county pa?

Since only reason: To ask that is to try to beat it, an ethical physician's job is not to help you continue to hurt yourself. I have no idea what different programs in different areas use. You seem to think that it is more important to fool others than to face the fact that you are clearly developing a significant problem with alcohol. People with first DUI's have usually drunk and drove dozens of times before. ...Read more

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I have social anxiety disorder and I need help. Doc wants me to do group therapy. Why?

I have social anxiety disorder and I need help. Doc wants me to do group therapy. Why?

Exposure helps: Being in a group may elicit anxiety for you. In the group you will have the support of the therapist and other group members, some of whom may also suffer from social anxiety. ...Read more

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What if panic disorder can't be cured? Despite all attempts, therapy and groups.

What if panic disorder can't be cured? Despite all attempts, therapy and groups.

Keep hope!: Panic disorder is a curable condition. Possibly what you have been trying to alleviate it by individual and group therapy was not the right fit for u. My recommendation for u is to find an experienced psychiatrist and get a new evaluation of your condition. You should be offered more options including psychopharmacology. Best wishes for u to keep hope & find the right treatment. ...Read more

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Any advantage of group CBT over one on one CBT therapy?

Any advantage of group CBT over one on one CBT therapy?

Generally: Both are used concurrently! Seek Professional Psychology Department eg Teaching Hospitals for a program tailored for your needs!! My Opinion only Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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What are activites you would do in recreational therapy?

What are activites you would do in recreational therapy?

Recreational: Recreational therapy means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition. ...Read more

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What speech therapy activities can I do with someone who has pronounciation problems?

What speech therapy activities can I do with someone who has pronounciation problems?

Speech therapy: It better be left to a speech therapist and let them work on it. It depends on the age and what the problem is and they are the only ones who can advoce you. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy: what kinds of activities are being helped?

Occupational therapy: what kinds of activities are being helped?

Upper Extremity: An occupational therapist works on disorders of the upper extremity only. You can think of them as a physical therapist that focuses only on the upper extremities, whereas a physical therapist can treat the entire body. ...Read more