Dr. Bruce Maliver, Dr. Martin Shepard, and Terry Becker discuss different approaches to group dynamics, including group therapy, encounter groups, sensitivity groups, and womens' consciousness raising groups. Dr. Bruce Maliver is a psychoanalyst, a practitioner of group therapy, and critic of encounter groups. Dr. Martin Shepard is the director of training at Anthos, an encounter center, and is a physician and psychiatrist. Terry Becker is an organizer of women's consciousness raising groups and a member of New York Radical Feminists. Dr.s Maliver and Shepard discuss whether or not they feel real psychological or mental health progress can be made in group settings. Becker gives a basic description of consciousness raising groups, why they exist, how they work, and the outcomes for the participants. The interviewer is Bob Kuttner.
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