Comprehensive Group Psychotherapy / Edition 3

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A textbook providing a comprehensive survey of the therapeutic techniques that dominate contemporary group practice and the theories and hypotheses on which they are based. The volume is divided into six major sections: basic principles; specialized group psychotherapy techniques; special practices in group psychotherapy; group psychotherapy with special populations; group psychotherapy in special settings; and training, research, and special areas. The first edition was published in 1971, the second in 1983. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683045345
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 775
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 10.21 (h) x 1.71 (d)

Table of Contents

A.1 History of Group Psychotherapy 2
A.2 Freud: The Group Psychologist and Group Leader 10
A.3 Group Dynamics 21
A.4 Systems Theory and Small Groups 32
A.5a Introduction: Tavistock Tradition in Organizational Psychology 45
A.5b Paranoiagenesis in Organizations 47
A.6 Clinical Diagnosis in Group Psychotherapy 57
A.7 Selection and Preparation of Patients and Organization of the Group 72
A.8 Role of the Leader in Group Psychotherapy 84
A.9 Countertransference and Transference in Groups 98
A.10 Resistance and Working Through in Group Psychotherapy 105
A.11 Termination Processes in Group Psychotherapy 115
B.1 Psychoanalysis in Groups 126
B.2 Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy 138
B.3 Group Analysis 146
B.4 Group-Centered Models of Group Psychotherapy 156
B.5 Object Relations Theory and Group Psychotherapy 165
B.6 Self Psychology and Group Psychotherapy 176
B.7 Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy 185
B.8 Transactional Analysis in Groups 195
B.9 Cognitive-Behavioral Group Psychotherapy 205
B.10 Psychodrama 214
B.11 Gestalt Group Psychotherapy 228
B.12 Existential-Humanistic Approach to Group Psychotherapy 235
B.13 Integration and Nonintegration of Innovative Group Methods 244
B.14 Short-Term Group Psychotherapy 256
B.15 Family Therapy and Multiple Family Therapy 270
B.16 Couples Group Psychotherapy 283
B.17 Self-Help Groups 292
B.18 Cotherapy 304
C.1 Combined Individual and Group Psychotherapy 314
C.2 Structured Interactional Group Psychotherapy 324
C.3 Dream Work in Group Psychotherapy 338
C.4 Nonverbal Behavior in Groups 346
C.5 Use of Video in Group Psychotherapy 355
C.6 Integrating Psychopharmacology and Group Psychotherapy 363
D.1 Group Psychotherapy with Anxiety and Mood Disorders 374
D.2 Group Psychotherapy with Personality Disorders 393
D.3 Group Psychotherapy with Schizophrenia 407
D.4 Group Psychotherapy with the Chronically Mentally Ill 418
D.5 Group Psychotherapy with Alcoholics, Substance Abusers, and Adult Children of Alcoholics 429
D.6 Group Psychotherapy with Eating Disorders 443
D.7 Group Psychotherapy with the Medically Ill 459
D.8 Group Psychotherapy with HIV-Infected Persons and Their Caregivers 470
D.9 Group Psychotherapy with Cancer Patients and the Terminally Ill 477
D.10 Group Psychotherapy with Sexual Dysfunctions 489
D.11 Group Psychotherapy with Gender-Dysphoric Patients 495
D.12 Group Psychotherapy with Gay Men and Lesbians 506
D.13 Group Psychotherapy for Adults with a History of Incest 515
D.14 Group Psychotherapy with Rape Victims and Battered Women 525
D.15 Group Psychotherapy with Sexually Abused Children 531
D.16 Group Psychotherapy with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 550
D.17 Group Psychotherapy with Children 560
D.18 Group Psychotherapy with Adolescents 577
D.19 Group Psychotherapy with the Elderly 584
E.1 Community Meetings and the Therapeutic Community 598
E.2 Inpatient Group Psychotherapy 607
E.3 Group Psychotherapy in the Day Hospital 619
E.4 Innovative Group Methods in the General Hospital Setting: Psychiatric Liaison Groups and Groups for Medically Ill Patients 635
F.1 Qualities of the Group Psychotherapist 648
F.2 Training and Supervision in Group Psychotherapy 656
F.3 Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Psychotherapy 668
F.4 Group Psychotherapy Research 673
F.5 Gender Issues in Group Psychotherapy 682
F.6 Indigenous Healing Groups in Group Psychotherapy 693
F.7 Links Between Group Process and Social, Political, and Cultural Issues 699
F.8 Comparison of Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy 717
F.9 Future of Group Psychotherapy 724
Index 733
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