encounter group(redirected from encounter groups)
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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.
(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
a group of people who meet, usu. with a trained leader, to increase self-awareness and social sensitivity, and to change behavior.
n (Psych) → Selbsterfahrungsgruppe f