Demographicsand Therapy Group
The college students comprise of a group of individuals that arefocused on their education and the need to shape their future. Thecollege students are often striving to finish college degrees andsecure lucrative jobs too. Apart from the job, a college student alsohas high hopes of getting a nice family with beautiful children and acomfortable life. However, the college student will only have thehigh expectations of succeeding, but they will lack the experience onhow to face life instead. The college students also have differentattitudes, beliefs and values that will have an impact on thetherapeutic factors while they are engaging in group therapy. Inparticular, the college students are young and they do not trustother people and they will keep their lives a secret as opposed toopening up to others. Instead, such attitudes affect the universalityand the group cohesiveness of the group therapy setting (Church etal., 2012). In this case, they will prefer the one-on-one therapy andthey will not reveal the sensitive details about their specificproblems. Such aspects will erase the need for the group therapysince it prevents the group members from sharing their experiencesand knowledge on how to handle their specific problems (Church etal., 2012). At times, the college students might also have theself-esteem issues that arise from their fear of failure. In such ascenario, they even undermine the instillation of hope among themembers because they are afraid of helping others and allowing othersto help them. The inability to share what they are experiencing andapplying their knowledge in solving their problems often underminestheir recovery sessions.
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