difference between support groups and group therapy

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Kythe
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   Posted 10/14/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone tell me what the differences are, if any, between support groups and group therapy?

I was thinking of possibly joining a support group, but I'm scared because the last time I tried group therapy it had a very negative impact on me.
~Kythe
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getting by
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   Posted 10/14/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Support groups are very different than group therapy.  In a support group, you all are there to support eachother, everything is pretty positive and everybody is really understanding.  The group will help you. 
 
In group therapy, everybody has their own problems.  It is like counseling, but not one on one.  Everybody joins in with their own seperate problems and there is a therapist there. 
 
I hope that this makes sense to you, it isn't really easy for me to explain. 

Hugs, Karen


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Post Edited (getting by) : 10/14/2008 3:33:00 PM (GMT-6)

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