"The isolation common in practicing psychotherapy is among the most common sources of distress and job dissatisfaction cited by clinicians (Tryon, 1983). For many mental health professionals, peer consultation groups offer both emotional support and learning opportunities that may be lacking in everyday practice.
Consultation groups serve many functions for the clinician, including the development and refinement of therapeutic skills, assistance with case conceptualization and treatment, maintenance of ethical standards, and emotional support for the difficult work of therapy."
From the journal article:
Thompson, B. L., et al. Creating a peer-led acceptance and commitment therapy consultation group: The
Portland model. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.11.004i