Introduction to Group Therapy / Edition 1

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This resource provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practices of group therapy. It offers a balanced treatment of the five most widely used models in group therapy and uses case studies and sample treatment plans to illustrate these techniques in action.

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This is a very fine and rich introduction to group therapy that I would gladly recommend to anyone teaching about or wanting to learn about group therapy or the nature of groups.(Cecil E. Rice, Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 2004, Vol. 49, No. 5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471378891
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/6/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

VIRGINIA BRABENDER, PhD, is Associate Dean and Director of The Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, in Philadelphia.

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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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