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Sudden end to Group Therapy

Posted by Greg on June 11, 2002, at 18:46:11

I went to my regular Monday night group last night. The therapist started things off by informing us that he was cancelling group for the summer. We had had two member recently leave, another had given notice that they were leaving, which would leave us with four including the T. He had two people considering joining but they both declined stating that they didn't want to tie up their summers, which had influenced his decision to cancel the group over the summer. He said he thought it would be a "cool" idea to take a break over the summer. He said that if anyone wanted to discuss his decision to feel free, but that his mind was made up. He says we may or may not pick the group up again in the fall...

At first I had a "whatever" attitude about the whole thing as my head has been in a pretty bad place for the last week or so anyway. But the more I think about it I find myself getting angry. It takes time to get comfortable in a group dynamic, and I was finally reaching the point where I was really opening up to everyone. Now we have one week left and I have the option of doing without or finding another group and starting over from scratch. It's a lot of work starting over. I really had a lot of respect for this man and had he gave us the chance to voice our opinions and be a part of the choice of whether or not to end the group I might not be so angry. I'm not sure what I'm going to say to him next week. I feel like what he did was wrong, or at least the way he handled it.

I'd appreciate some feedback on this. Thanks in advance gang.





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