How do you foster a sense of community within your groups, and why is community-building important in the therapeutic process?

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At some point, usually around 2-3 weeks into DBT, the clients realize the real healers in the room are actually themselves and each other. This phenomenon happens so regularly that most of what I need to do is simply remind them of it or to encourage them to look forward to it. This also occurs in individual therapy, but in group the atmosphere of empathy becomes much easier to detect. We are often much more able to take care of others than ourselves

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