encounter group


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encounter group

n.
A typically unstructured psychotherapy group in which the participants seek to increase their sensitivity, responsiveness, and emotional expressiveness, as by freely verbalizing and responding to emotions.

encounter group

n
(Psychology) a group of people who meet in order to develop self-awareness and mutual understanding by openly expressing their feelings, by confrontation, physical contact, etc

encoun′ter group`


n.
a group of people who meet, usu. with a trained leader, to increase self-awareness and social sensitivity, and to change behavior.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.encounter group - a meeting of people to develop mutual understanding by freely expressing emotions
psychotherapy group - a meeting of people for psychotherapeutic purposes
Translations

encounter group

n (Psych) → Selbsterfahrungsgruppe f
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