RELATIONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

RELATIONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

by Richard M. Billow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843107392

ISBN-13: 9781843107392

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Integrating cutting-edge relational theory with technique, this volume reveals the deeply personal nature of the intersubjective process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and other group members. By locating the group therapist's experience in the centre of the action, Richard M. Billow moves away from traditional approaches in group psychotherapy.…  See more details below

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Integrating cutting-edge relational theory with technique, this volume reveals the deeply personal nature of the intersubjective process of group therapy as it affects the group therapist and other group members. By locating the group therapist's experience in the centre of the action, Richard M. Billow moves away from traditional approaches in group psychotherapy. Instead, he places emphasis on the effect of the therapist's own evolving psychology on what occurs and what does not occur in group psychotherapy.

Building on Bion's early theory of group and his later formulations regarding the structure of thought and the role of affect, this work expands on the present understanding of relational theory and technique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107392
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
International Library of Group Analysis, #26
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Foreword11
Introduction13
Preface: Plan of the Book29
Ch. 1The Authority of the Group Therapist's Psychology33
Ch. 2The Therapist's Anxiety and Resistance to Group45
Ch. 3The Basic Conflict: To Think or Anti-think - Applying Bion's Theory of Thinking in the Group Context69
Ch. 4Entitled Thinking, Dream Thinking, and Group Process89
Ch. 5Containing and Thinking - The Three Relational Levels of the Container-Contained110
Ch. 6Containing the Adolescent Group131
Ch. 7Bonding in Group - The Therapist's Contribution152
Ch. 8Rebellion in Group172
Ch. 9Primal Affects - Loving, Hating, and Knowing193
Ch. 10Primal Receptivity - The Passionate Therapist: The Passionate Group215
Bibliography238
Subject Index249
Author Index255

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