Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory / Edition 3

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Overview

Be more effective in group therapy with addicted clients

Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Third Edition is the newly revised edition of the classic text, that provides you with proven strategies for defeating alcohol and drug addiction through group psychotherapy. Philip J. Flores, a highly regarded expert in the treatment of alcoholism and in group psychotherapy brings together practical applications of 12-step programs and psychodynamic groups. This updated book explores the latest in constructive benefits of group therapy to chemically dependent individuals, providing opportunities to share and identify with others who are going through similar problems, to understand their own attitudes about addiction by confronting similar attitudes in others, and to learn to communicate their needs and feelings more directly.

Topics in Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Third Edition include:

  • alcoholism, addiction, and psychodynamic theories of addiction
  • alcoholics anonymous and group psychotherapy
  • use of confrontational techniques in the group
  • inpatient group psychotherapy
  • characteristics of the leader
  • transference in the group
  • resistance in groups
  • preparing the chemically dependent person for group
  • the curative process in group therapy
  • integrating a modern analytic approach
  • a discussion of object relations theory
  • group psychotherapy, AA, and twelve-step programs
  • diagnosis and addiction treatment
  • treatment issues at early, middle, and late stages of treatment
  • a discussion of guidelines and priorities for group leaders
  • countertransference
  • special considerations of resistance to addiction
  • termination of treatment

Professionals working in group therapy and addictions will find Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Third Edition an invaluable resource emphasizing the positive and constructive opportunities group psychotherapy brings to the chemically dependent individual.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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What People Are Saying

Marilyn Freimuth
THIS BOOK KEEPS GETTING BETTER! Flores has interwoven his in depth explorations into attachment theory and addiction to create a text that is rare to find: a practical guide to treatment that is theoretically grounded. After reading this book, practitioners will be able to PROVIDE MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO ADDICTED POPULATIONS because they will know what to do and why to do it. This is really five books in one. . . . Provides comprehensive readable overviews of the nature of addictions, group therapy, 12-step work and psychodynamic theory. At the same time he interweaves these topics to create a theoretically grounded practical guide to more effective addiction treatment. (Marilyn Freimuth, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University and author of Hidden Addictions)
Edward J. Khantzian
SCHOLARLY YET IMMENSELY HELPFUL AND PRACTICAL BOOK . . . covers all the bases, integrating how group therapy and twelve step programs help to access and transform the core vulnerabilities of addicted individuals. . . . BRILLIANTLY FOCUSES on how the relational and self regulatory problems of addicted individuals can be addressed and modified by informed clinical approaches and twelve step programs. . . . ASTUTELY INSTRUCTS us how group and twelve step programs can serve as correctives by replacing addictive behaviors with meaningful and transforming relationships. (Edward J. Khantzian, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School at Tewksbury Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance)
Henry I. Spitz
Every so often a rare text comes along that possesses the qualities of being theoretically sound, clinically wise and easily readable. Philip Flores has written such a book. . . . A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION toward enriching our understanding of the interplay between psychological theory, neuroscience research and clinical group work with people struggling with problems of addiction. With his unique blend of scholarship and pragmatism, Dr. Flores provides the reader with A THOUGHTFUL AND WELL DOCUMENTED ROAD MAP for negotiating the notoriously challenging terrain of treating addicted individuals. This book is A 'MUST READ' for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of the use of group therapy for substance abuse treatment. (Henry I. Spitz MD, DFAGPA, Director Group Psychotherapy Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, & Distinguished Fellow, Americana Group Psychotherapy Association)
Molyn Leszcz
In this VERY CLEAR AND WELL-WRITTEN text book, DR. FLORES HAS SET THE STANDARD in his articulation of the way group therapy plays a pivotal role in the treatment of persons suffering from addictions. . . . Advances our understanding of the integration of addictions into mental health; psychology of the mind and biology of the brain; models of group therapy; 12-step approaches and leader led groups; scientific knowledge and clinical wisdom; and, the pivotal role that an understanding of attachment plays in effective group psychotherapy. . . . NEW CHAPTERS WRITTEN FOR THIS EDITION ARE OF GREAT VALUE: the first chapter on interpersonal neurobiology and addictions, is A MUST READ, not only for those who work in the area of addictions, but for psychotherapists in general, who are interested in understanding how the work that they do with their clients modifies their clients' brain as well as their clients' thinking. (Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor and Head, Group Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789035301
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Series: Haworth Addictions Treatment Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 708,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip J. Flores, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked extensively in the area of addictive diseases and group psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and holds a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders issued by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Flores is adjunct Faculty at Georgia State University and at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and is supervisor of group psychotherapy at Emory University. In addition to two books, Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations and Addiction as an Attachment Disorder, he has published numerous articles and chapters on addiction and group psychotherapy. Dr. Flores' latest book, Addiction as an Attachment Disorder was the 2005 Gradiva Award Winner issued by The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He has also presented numerous workshops nationally and internationally on these two subjects. Dr. Flores and his wife, Lisa Mahon, PhD, continue to run several outpatient psychotherapy groups a week in their private practice.
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Table of Contents

Roth, Foreword. Part I: Theoretical Models. Interpersonal Neurobiology and Addiction: An Attachment Theory Perspective. Attachment Theory As a Theoretical Basis for Understanding Addictiion. The Disease Concept and Group Psychotherapy. Psychodynamic Theory and the Relational Models. Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve-Step Programs. Part II: Addiction Treatment in Group. Different Models of Group Psychotherapy. Preparing the Chemically Dependent Person for Group Therapy. Interactional Group Psychotherapy. Modifications of Yalom’s Interactional Model. Early Stage Treatment Issues. Middle Stage Treatment Issues. Late Stage Treatment Issues. Characteristics of the Leader. Transference in Groups. Resistance in Group. The Curative Process in Group Therapy.

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