Group Therapy is a form of therapy where the group context and group process is explicitly utilised as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group. Group-based therapy allows children to work on issues related to interpersonal struggles in a natural social environment. It reduces the sense of isolation that many children with difficulties feel while it permits one child to help another, an important opportunity for kids with social difficulties.
Children in group therapy learn from each other about themselves and about each other. In this relationship, children learn from each other, encourage each other, support each other, work out difficulties, share pain and joy, discover what is it like to help each other and discover that they are capable of giving as well receiving help. A therapy group represents immediate social reality and enables children to test their behavior. The group can serve as a practice field in which children can become aware of their own feelings, how they feel about and act towards others and how others perceive and act towards them The focus of the Children's Therapy group is to help children to:
* build social skills
* learn to express emotions appropriately
* learn to communicate appropriately
* learn new coping and problem solving skills