BEACHSIDE TEEN TREATMENT CENTERPSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY
A psychodynamic group is a group made up of people with similar types of diagnoses, such as: depression, dependent personality disorder, general anxiety disorder etc. The purpose for joining this type of group is to learn how to cope with relationships, while simultaneously experiencing the dysfunctional ways in which one has functioned until the present time. The purpose of learning about one’s own dysfunctional patterns is to become self-aware and begin behaving in ways that are healthier and satisfying so that one can begin to enjoy greater success in the world and sustain healthier interpersonal relationships.
Education on the causes and symptoms of trauma along with the introduction of coping tools are discussed. When trauma responses are identified, clients learn healthy ways to deal with unwanted thoughts or sensations through adaptive coping tools. Benefits of this group include validation, learning from others, social support and moving past the trauma and pain.