TherapeuticGroup Factors

The installation of hope, universality, as well as sharing ofinformation, reveals the three group therapy factors that help thegroup members in finding solutions to their problems. In this case, agroup therapy brings together people that have a common problem, andit helps them in dealing with the problems as they find solutionstoo. First, the group therapy relies on the installation of hopesince it makes the group members believe that the treatment approachwill facilitate their recovery. In fact, the hope will arise from thegroup members that had the same problem and they have succeeded indefeating that particular problem as well. On the other hand, theuniversality is crucial in making the group members understand thatother people also have the same problem as theirs (Rutan et al.,2014). Often, someone might have a problem and feel like that he issuffering alone and no one else seems to understand the pain andisolation he or she is going through. However, the group therapypresents various people that have the same problem and it makes thevictim believe that others are also facing the issue. The sharing ofinformation is another critical group therapy factor that facilitatesthe chances of recovery. In this case, the group members often get achance to tackle issues as a group, share their experiences and offersolutions to some of the issues too (Rutan et al., 2014). The threegroup therapy factors are critical in ensuring that thepsychoanalysis therapy succeeds. The psychoanalysis therapy will helpthem in adjusting their problematic behaviors and thoughts bychanging their unconscious meanings and exploring multiple solutionsthat will help them in the recovery as well. In some cases, theissues and challenges arising from the therapeutic factors beingincompatible with the expectations for the therapy group can beaddressed by adopting other applicable group therapeutic factors.Evidently, one needs to re-evaluates the needs of the group membersand understands if the factors adopted align with their expectationsbefore proceeding with the mission.


Rutan, J. S., Stone, W. N., &amp Shay, J. J. (2014). PsychodynamicGroup Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Publications.