OPEN GROUP By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 a psychotherapy or counseling group wherein new members might be included during the path of therapy taken. Commonly referred to as continuous group. OPEN GROUP: "Open groups are not appropriate for group members who do not adjust to change well, but can be very beneficial for those with social anxiety disorders who need to be forced to interact with new people on a continual basis." Related Psychology Terms NONDIRECTIVE APPROACH PASTORAL COUNSELING OUTGROUP CONJOINT THERAPY PATHWAY STRUCTURAL GROUP POSITIVE ATTITUDE COTHERAPY PEER PRESSURE PHARMACOTHERAPY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPEN GROUP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/open-group/ (accessed January 16, 2021).