Learning from problems in groups
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Personal art and art therapy groups that take place in real life are much messier than the ideal versions laid out in theory. Although there are aspects that can be predicted (for instance, that most people will be anxious about the first group meeting), there is always an element of unpredictability because no one is ever in full possession of all the relevant facts, and therapists and facilitators are not infinitely wise. Even if one could satisfy these impossible conditions, there are always outside factors that could not have been foreseen. However, even some of the imperfections can be turned to good advantage, and the resulting groups can be very satisfying experiences which add significantly to individuals’ growth and development. The most important thing is to be able to learn from problem situations and mistakes.