Introduction to Group Therapy / Edition 1

Introduction to Group Therapy / Edition 1

by Virginia A. Brabender, Brabender
     
 

A practical and balanced guide to effective group therapy

In this up-to-date text, Dr. Virginia Brabender provides balanced coverage of the major treatment approaches and provides a solid background of both why and how effective group therapy is practiced. Writing in a conversational style augmented with many instructive case studies, she covers the key aspects

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A practical and balanced guide to effective group therapy

In this up-to-date text, Dr. Virginia Brabender provides balanced coverage of the major treatment approaches and provides a solid background of both why and how effective group therapy is practiced. Writing in a conversational style augmented with many instructive case studies, she covers the key aspects of group therapy, from group planning to termination, and all points in between. Providing a balance of theory, contemporary applications, and personal insight, Dr. Brabender explores four major treatment approaches–interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and problem-solving–and weighs their various advantages and disadvantages in treating a range of problems in a variety of settings.

Introduction to Group Therapy:

  • Covers all practical aspects of planning, organizing, and managing a therapy group
  • Summarizes the latest research into group therapy theory and practice
  • Addresses mistakes commonly made by therapists new to group therapy and offers expert advice on how to avoid making them
  • Describes how therapists can be effective in short-term group therapy
  • Explores legal and ethical issues that can arise in group therapy
  • Provides self-assessment methods along with proven solutions for refining techniques
  • Presents empirically validated strategies for handling difficult patient populations–such as acute inpatient clients–and treatment settings, including correctional facilities

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471378891
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
* Introduction
* Goals of Group psychotherapy

Part II. Change Processes
* Development of the Group
* Mechanisms of Change

Part III. Elements of Group Psychotherapy
* The Role of the Therapist
* Advance Leadership Issues
* Supporting Features of the Group Design
* Composition, Selection, and Preparation
* The Ethical Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Part IV. Models of Group Psychotherapy
* Interpersonal Model
* Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy: An Object RelationsApproach
* The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
* Problem-Solving

Part V. Group Psychotherapy with Other Modalities
* Group Psychotherapy and other modalities

Part VI. Conclusions

Appendix: Effective Group Psychotherapy

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