Group counseling involves 4-8 students meeting with 1-2 trained counselor(s), typically once a week for 1.5 hours. Group members talk about a variety of issues including exploring relationships, improving self-esteem, and enhancing coping skills. Group members share information about themselves and provide feedback to others while group leaders facilitate productive communication in the group.
Each psychoeducation group therapy meeting is facilitated by a group leader, such as a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. Each session focuses on a certain topic. For example, if the psychoeducational group therapy's focus is on anxiety, then one session may be on ways that anxiety affects students in school.
Group therapy involves one or more psychologists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.