Swedish Specialized Center for Special Needs

Group Therapy

Why Group Therapy ?

Group therapy, like individual therapy is a powerful venue for growth and change, and is intended to help children who would like to gain support, increase self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges. It is a program that aims to develop socialization of children. The group setting is a great place to practice new behaviors. The setting is safe and supportive, allowing children to socialize and cooperate together and to experiment without the fear of failure.

Group therapy offers the rare opportunity to explore and understand how individuals relate to others and get specific feedback on how others react to the individuals. In group therapy, members can learn new social techniques, ways of relating, and how to better cope with difficulties

Interpersonal learning: 

By interacting with other children and receiving feedback from the group and the therapist, each child can gain a greater understanding of himself or herself.

Group cohesiveness:

Because the group is united in a common goal, members gain a sense of belonging and acceptance. By working in a group, the therapist can see first-hand how each child responds to other children and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback about each child.