About this course
This form of counseling can be extremely beneficial for patients because it provides a safe place to share experiences and hear contributions and feedback from other group members who have similar experiences.
Similarly to individual counseling, these meetings are led by a group therapist, and the same standards of confidentiality and ethical boundaries apply. Additionally, members are screened by facilitators to make sure they’re well suited for group counseling work.
One of the main theories behind group counseling is the idea that dealing with specific issues might feel isolating, and that being able to share struggles and successes in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place with others who have experienced the same struggles accelerates the recovery process. This type of scenario works well for drug and alcohol addiction.