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(p. 25) Group Process 

(p. 25) Group Process
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(p. 25) Group Process
Author(s):

Jordana Muroff

, Patty Underwood

, and Gail Steketee

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199340965.003.0003
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date: 27 May 2020

This chapter guides clinicians to expect varying phases of group development, including the beginning, middle, and ending phases. Therapeutic processes that occur among group members include fostering a shared understanding of each others’ hoarding symptoms with a concomitant reduction in feelings of embarrassment and stigma, group cohesion, instilling hope, and encouraging mutual aid. Group leadership (single versus co-leadership) roles and methods are detailed. Therapy-interfering behaviors are illustrated with brief vignettes. A demonstration group of 8 people helps illustrate group intervention methods throughout the group sessions. Group session topics, phases, and processes are detailed in a table that provides an overview of the group CBT.

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