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Therapy Show

Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Molyn Leszcz is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and his academic and clinical work has focused on improving integration in psychiatric care and broadening the application of psychotherapy within psychiatry. Dr. Leszcz co-authored with Irvin Yalom, the 5th edition of the Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (6th edition to be released in 2020), and also co-authored the book in the Psychotherapy Essentials to Go series, Achieving Psychotherapy Effectiveness. Dr. Leszcz is President-Elect of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and is a member of the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists as well as the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.

Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several clients at the same time When facilitated with evidenced-based theory, Group Therapy can help individuals make profound and lasting changes in their lives. Group Therapy is often the main type of modality used in intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, inpatient psychiatric units and residential treatment centers, and is commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes individual therapy and medication. Groups can be as small as three or four people; however, group therapy sessions typically involve around seven to twelve individuals. The precise manner in which the session is conducted depends largely on the goals of the group and the style of the therapist. Some therapists might encourage a more free-form style of dialogue, where each member participates as he or she sees fit. Other therapists instead have a specific plan for each session that might include having clients practice new skills with other members of the group.

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