n. in group psychotherapy, refers to a participant who stimulates an emotional reaction from fellow participants. Thus, this person actively participates and facilitates the process of sharing experiences.

CATALYTIC AGENT: "A person who is more vocal about his or her feelings can be a catalytic agent in group discussions."
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