The Catholic University of America

Group Therapy Rules

In order to participate in a therapy group, all members must agree to uphold the rules and expectations. This allows the group to be a safe, therapeutic space for all members. In particular, there are three essential rules for all of the groups at the Counseling Center:

1. CONFIDENTIALITY - All group members are required to maintain confidentiality. Members agree not to talk about the group outside of the therapy group session. This ensures the privacy of group members.

2. ATTENDANCE - All group members are requested to attend all sessions and to call if they are unable to attend a group meeting.

3. RESPECT - All group members are required to respect all other group members at all times.

Please note that some groups may have additional rules and expectations. This will be explained during a prospective member’s pre-screen appointment with the group leaders.