Therapy in small groups (small group therapies)
In the work Assoiation of people: the group theory and group skills (Joining together: Group theory and group skills), David Johnson and Frenk Johnson offer a umulative set of the riteria, allowing to give following definitions of small group:
Two or greater number of the persons ooperating with eah other soial unit, to-paradise onsiders itself belonging to group set of the persons depending from eah other set of persons, to- are united for ahievement of an overall aim or the deision of the general problem set of individuals, eah of to- tries to satisfy the personal needs by means of assoiation with others some persons who are guided by the general norms in the questions representing the general interest, and partiipate in system of the interonneted roles some persons, to- influene against eah other Set of the individuals onsidering, that group for them is useful.
Johnson and Johnson () define group as two or it is more diret ooperating individuals, eah of to- understands the membership in group, an aessory of other members to group and the positive interdependene in that, as to aspiration to ahievement of overall aims.
in work Groups: proess and pratie (Groups: Proess and pratie) Dzherald Reproah also Maryanna Shneider Kori result the review of several types of therapeuti groups. They believe, that therapeuti groups have wider purpose, than restrition of by treatment of emotional and behavioural frustration. Suh purpose jav-sja inrease of knowledge of people about itself and others, the help to people in speifiation of how they would like is better to hange the daily life, and granting to people of some of the basi means, by means of to- possible to ahieve these desirable hanges. Interation with dr. People in therapeuti group in an atmosphere of trust gives to partiipants an opportunity to experiment new variants of behaviour and to reeive a sinere feedbak from assoiates in the group anxious by effet of behaviour of the members. There are many types of speifially therapeuti groups, many from to- jav-sja -groups (or groups of laboratory training), groups of meetings, groups of personal growth, groups of the self-help and the various speifially foused groups. There are also the groups made of hildren, teenagers, the persons who are being at different stages of adult development, and group for the deision of problems of persons of advaned age. Kell ri Rudestam desribes set of the groups providing experiene neessary for personal growth, vkljuh. -groups, groups of meetings, a Gestalt-group, groups psihodramy, orporal therapy, tants-and the art-therapy, thematially aligned groups, groups tranzaktnogo the analysis and group of training of skills.
see Also Group psyhotherapy, -groups