Literature highlights the long-term effects of bullying and interpersonal cruelty, including symptoms of trauma and shame. Although scholars have encouraged the development of trauma-informed group interventions for adults with a history of bullying, they have yet to be developed. This article introduces The Creative Arts Personal Growth Group: Transforming Fear and Shame with Compassion, Courage, and Community (CAPG) and presents findings from a phenomenlogocial pilot study exploring participants’ experiences. Themes of containment, creativity, and community promoted regulation of symptoms and selfidentity within the context of a safe, inclusive, and affirming group experience. Implications and recommendations are provided.
Lisa S. Sosin, Sandra D. Noble, John J. S. Harrichand & Lynn Bohecker (2021): The Creative Arts Personal Growth Group (CAPG): Transforming Fear and Shame, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2021.2000083