OPEN GROUP By N., Sam M.S. - 185 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 Comparison of Assessment Tools CHILD PSYCHIATRY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Developing a Case Study Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OPEN GROUP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/open-group/ (accessed July 2, 2022).