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Provide your perspective on the significance of group counseling. Explain how group members might benefit from their participation in group work. Explain why group work is emphasized in professional counseling literature.

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Group counseling has been known to be quite effective. Some counselors/therapists have even found that it has more advantages than individual counseling techniques. Of course, group counseling may not be appropriate for everyone; however, there are several ways that clients can benefit from participating in group counseling.

One of the major benefits of group counseling is that it provides a feeling of hope to the members. Group counseling allows members to listen to the stories of others and realize that their symptoms and/or situations are not unique. ...

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