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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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Charles has worked as president of a Parish Counsel President, School Board Member, and Board member of the Catholic Mens Fellowship, plus various encounter groups seeking the truth about life.
Particularly in the summer, I encounter groups who are looking far in advance for a myriad of reasons," she said.
If you encounter groups that are overly reliant on you, I suggest the Gradual Release of Responsibility model; it is a great tool for students struggling with dependence.
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.
Carl Rogers on encounter groups, New York, NY: Harper.
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.
This was evident in the encounter groups when a veteran abruptly would stop reading what he'd written and gasp or wipe his eyes and not be able to continue because the memories evoked were so overwhelming.
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.
On one hand, there are community members who do not want to encounter groups of people downtown who sit on the sidewalks and public spaces, often with sleeping bags and other equipment.