The Visible and Invisible Group

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This work synthesizes the two main strands that make up current understanding of group work: group psychotherapy and group dynamics. The authors advocate the simultaneous use of these two strands and offer practical guidelines to the group psychotherapist.

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Overview

This work synthesizes the two main strands that make up current understanding of group work: group psychotherapy and group dynamics. The authors advocate the simultaneous use of these two strands and offer practical guidelines to the group psychotherapist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855751194
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne M. Agazarian teaches, trains, and consults internationally. She is the founder of the Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute. In 1997 she received the Group Psychologist of the Year Award from Division 49 of the American Psychological Association for her involvement in research, publication, teaching and training. She is the author of several books, including Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups (1997) and Visible and Invisible Group (1995).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and dedication
Introduction 1
1 Two sets of laws 13
Group theory
2 The visible and invisible group 27
3 The theory of the invisible group 56
4 The constructs of group dynamics as they apply to the visible and invisible group 95
5 The phases of group development 124
6 Three levels of group process 154
Group practice
7 Interviewing and preparing a patient for group psychotherapy 183
8 Specific problems 194
9 Transference and counter-transference 239
10 The co-therapy issue 257
Appendix 1: Phases of group development 265
Appendix 2: The force field 271
Glossary 274
Recommended reading 282
Bibliography 284
Index 289
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