Inpatient Group Psychotherapy [NOOK Book]

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This essential book for front-line clinicians offers new ways of conceptualizing the techniques of group therapy for use on acute wards. Yalom makes a strong case for the efficacy of group therapy on all acute wards. He discusses how to structure the session and the kind of support that should be offered. The emphasis is on the here-and-now. He then presents two models of groups: one for the higher functioning and one for the more regressed psychotic patients.

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Inpatient Group Psychotherapy

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Overview

This essential book for front-line clinicians offers new ways of conceptualizing the techniques of group therapy for use on acute wards. Yalom makes a strong case for the efficacy of group therapy on all acute wards. He discusses how to structure the session and the kind of support that should be offered. The emphasis is on the here-and-now. He then presents two models of groups: one for the higher functioning and one for the more regressed psychotic patients.

In a book for front-line clinicians, Irvin Yalom turns to the inpatient psychiatric setting and offers new ways of conceptualizing the techniques of group therapy for use on acute wards. While some group therapy occurs in all psychiatric hospitals, it is rarely handled systematically and is not properly supported by the psychiatric leadership. Arguing from his own research results and from his years of experience, Yalom makes a strong case for the importance and efficacy of group therapy on all acute wards. "An eminently practical guide to what works."--Marc Hertzman, Dir., George Washington Univ. Medical Center. Notes, Appendix and Index.

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Ira Glick
"The standard text for inpatient group therapy. Necessary reading for all those referring or treating inpatients."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786723539
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 5/11/1983
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 663,483
  • File size: 456 KB

Meet the Author

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundation's Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, Every Day Gets a Little Closer (with Ginny Elkin), and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy.
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  • Posted July 27, 2009

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    Very Helpful for Psychology graduate and Doctorial students

    I found this book very helpful when writing my final paper in my group therapy class. Dr. Yalom spoke about his experiences when he worked and visited a psychiatrict hospital. Reading from his experiences will help me one day when I am able to work in a similar environment as well. Dr. Yalom also spoke about how patients are able to pick up on things even if they are in a psychotic state. For example, when staff members are not getting along or in a group setting (the two co-leaders) are not getting along.

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