chapter  6
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Gender Diversity: A Powerful Tool for Enriching Group Experience

A basic groupwork axiom dictates that the formidable therapeutic value of the group experience and process emerges from the richness of the group itself. The individually unique resources of each group, when effectively drawn upon and explored, can augment the recognized therapeutic factors, thereby increasing the potential for each group member and the group as a whole. A fundamental and often underutilized resource within groupwork, and one of the basic elements of group composition, is gender diversity.