Trauma groups: An overview

Haim Weinberg, Orit Nuttman-Shwartz, Martha Gilmore

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Beginning with a brief review of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, the authors consider the role of group treatment of trauma. Several models of groups are discussed along with available research regarding efficacy. A discussion of the special dynamics of trauma groups and important considerations for group conducting follows and the issue of vicarious traumatization for the group conductor is addressed. A short discussion regarding the need to integrate traumatized individuals back into society concludes the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-202
Number of pages16
JournalGroup Analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Countertransference
  • Group therapist
  • Trauma
  • Trauma groups
  • Trauma survivors
  • Vicarious traumatization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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