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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
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encounter group

n (Psych) → Selbsterfahrungsgruppe f
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In his later days he conducted encounter groups with conflicting political factions, such as Protestants and Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland and with black and white South Africans.
Although multiple methodologies (gestalt therapy, neurolinguistic programming, encounter groups and group therapy, psychodrama and more) are discussed, the role and value of hypnosis receives especial focus.
The other striking difference between that country and this, was that nowhere did I encounter groups of young people hanging around aimlessly on street corners drinking alcohol, smoking, and using foul language.
In encounter groups that use storytelling, group participants share their life stories, without interruption, within the context of the conflict being discussed, and then reflect together, as a group, on possible personal-social-cultural-political meanings that the story and experiences have.
Encounter groups represent the most significant, non-military Jewish presence in Palestinian areas of the West Bank since before the second intifada.