The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

Overview

A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace.

  • Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide
  • Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a ...
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Overview

A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace.

  • Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide
  • Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples
  • Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians
  • Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice
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Editorial Reviews

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“This excellent book addresses group therapy from different theoretical perspectives, discusses both adults and children, and considers cultural issues. It also shows how groups develop and provides clinical examples. It will be helpful to both novice and seasoned therapists.” (Doody’s, 22 February 2013)

"Finally, we have a book about group therapy that answers the question, “Is there one book that covers the waterfront but is deep enough to provide more than just an overview of models, and can actually help me become a better group therapist?” This is such a book." (International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 2013)

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book demonstrates how to facilitate psychotherapy groups with different populations in various settings. It explains the basic elements of groups and discusses how leaders can solve problems so that participants gain from the experience.
Purpose: The editor describes the book as a guide "through the phases of selecting members, treatment planning, beginning the group, and developing carefully crafted strategies, reaching treatment goals."
Audience: The book is "designed as a resource for new professionals, including graduate students in mental health, as well as more seasoned clinicians planning to integrate group psychotherapy into their work." The editor is a fellow and the current president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. The contributors represent a wide range of backgrounds.
Features: An introduction to different theoretical models, including psychoanalytic, interpersonal, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and functional, begins the book. This section also examines how the group leader develops expertise in terms of theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge, and knowledge based on beliefs and values. The next section considers groups for adults, with descriptions of various techniques and how to deal with different types of group members and dynamics. Section three explores groups for children and adolescents, discussing curative factors along with how groups develop "codes," "infrastructure," "roles," and "group climate." An interesting chapter discusses group therapy with children following the 2008 earthquake in China. Diversity is also an important area, and it is discussed in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, and spirituality. The book ends with personal accounts from three of the authors about how they developed as group therapists. Many figures and tables help clarify the text. However, the best feature is the use of shaded boxes that provide clinical illustrations and commentaries on technique and process.
Assessment: This excellent book addresses group therapy from different theoretical perspectives, discusses both adults and children, and considers cultural issues. It also shows how groups develop and provides clinical examples. It will be helpful to both novice and seasoned therapists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470666319
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 820
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey L. Kleinberg, a Psychologist, is a Fellow and President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He has trained more than 1000 mental health professionals in trauma counseling and group treatment in the U.S. and internationally, and is also Professor Emeritus at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

1. Introduction to Group Psychotherapy 1
Jeffrey L. Kleinberg

Section One: Building the Frame: Theoretical Models 9

Introduction 9

2. Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy: An Overview 13
Priscilla F. Kauff

3. The Interpersonal Model of Group Psychotherapy 33
Molyn Leszcz and Jan Malat

4. Towards an Integrative Intersubjective and Relational Group Psychotherapy 59
Victor L. Schermer and Cecil A. Rice

5. Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy 89
Greg Crosby, with Donald Altman

6. Functional Subgrouping and the Systems-Centered Approach to Group Therapy 113
Susan P. Gantt

7. The Functional Group Model 139
Sharan L. Schwartzberg and Mary Alicia Barnes

8. It's All About Me: Introduction to Relational Group Psychotherapy 169
Richard M. Billow

9. Resonance among Members and its Therapeutic Value in Group Psychotherapy 187
Avi Berman

10. The Dynamics of Mirror Reactions and their Impact on the Analytic Group 197
Miriam Berger

11. Meeting Maturational Needs in Modern Group Analysis: A Schema for Personality Integration and Interpersonal Effectiveness 217
Elliot Zeisel

12. Developing the Role of the Group Facilitator: Learning from Experience 231
Orit Nuttman-Shwartz and Sarit Shay

13. From Empathically Immersed Inquiry to Discrete Intervention: Are There Limits to Theoretical Purity? 249
Steven L. Van Wagoner

Section Two: Groups for Adults 271

Introduction 271

14. Support and Process-Oriented Therapy Groups 275
Lise Motherwell

15. Working with the Difficult Group Patient 299
Phyllis F. Cohen

16. Working with Primitive Defenses in Group 321
Martha Gilmore

17. Structured Techniques to Facilitate Relating at Various Levels in Group 335
Albert J. Brok

18. Effective Management of Substance Abuse Issues in Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy 345
Marsha Vannicelli

19. Single-Gender or Mixed-Gender Groups: Choosing a Perspective 381
Darryl L. Pure

20. Sexual Diversity in Group Psychotherapy 397
Morris Nitsun

21. Group Therapy For Females Molested In Girlhood 409
Shoshana Ben-Noam

22. Couples Group Psychotherapy: A Quarter of a Century Retrospective 431
Judith Coché

23. The Large Group: Dynamics, Social Implications and Therapeutic Value 457
Haim Weinberg and Daniel J. N. Weishut

24. Dreams and Dreamtelling: A Group Approach 479
Robi Friedman

25. Group Interventions Following Trauma and Disaster 499
Suzanne B. Phillips and Robert H. Klein

26. After the Conflict: Training of Group Supervision in Guatemala 517
Elisabeth Rohr

27. Group Psychotherapy for Patients with Psychosis: A Psychodynamic (Group-Analytic) Approach 547
Ivan Urlic

28. Care for the Caregivers 571
Richard Beck

Section Three: Groups for Children 587

Introduction 587

29. Group Therapy with Children 589
Seth Aronson

30. Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: The Real Work 609
Andrew P. Pojman

31. The Earth as a Classroom: Children’s Groups in the Aftermath of Mass Trauma 623
Emily Zeng

32. A Multidisciplinary Treatment Team Model for Youth Offenders in Correctional Treatment Centers: Applying Psychodynamic Group Concepts 645
D. Thomas Stone Jr. and Anne Carson Thomas

Section Four: Diversity 665

Introduction 665

33. Diversity in Groups: Culture, Ethnicity and Race 667
Siddharth Ashvin Shah and Razia Kosi

34. A Spiritually Informed Approach to Group Psychotherapy 681
Alexis D. Abernethy

Section Five: Through a Personal Lens 707

Introduction 707

35. Group Psychotherapy as my Career Path 709
Walter N. Stone

36. My Development as a Group Therapist 731
Marvin L. Aronson

37. Group Psychotherapy with High-Functioning Adults Or, People Like Me! 745
Bonnie J. Buchele

Author Index 771

Subject Index 785

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