101 Interventions in Group Therapy

101 Interventions in Group Therapy

by Scott Simon Fehr (Editor)

Paperback(Older Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789037251
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/26/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Scott Simon Fehr, PsyD, CGP, has had a private psychology practice with his wife, Ellen, since 1979. He was accepted as a student in the first PsyD class in the state of Florida. Since 1993, Dr. Fehr has been a faculty member with the Master's Mental Health Counselor Program, the School Counselors Program, and APA Doctorate Clinical Psychology Program in the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he teaches group theory and processes and advanced group theory and processes, and supervises both doctoral directed research studies and doctoral practicums. He also has supervised licensed eligible post-masters and post-doctorate interns for the past twenty-five years. Dr. Fehr is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (of which he is the Past President of the Florida Affiliate), he is a certified group psychotherapist (CGP), and also is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. His first book, Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide, his second book, Group Therapy in Independent Practice, and his third book, Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition) are published by The Haworth Press, Inc. He has been a reviewer for numerous psychology books and journals, has been published in the Journal of Independent Private Practice, and was the guest editor of the Special Edition of Group Psychotherapy in the Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice (both from The Haworth Press, Inc.). Dr. Fehr's formal education was in Behavioral Psychology but his personal 12 year analysis, both in individual and group, was Psychoanalytic. Dr. Fehr is an internationallecturer in group psychotherapy and has led over 6000 psychotherapy groups. He is an avid collector of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century antiques and a student of the Spanish Language and the Jungian Tarot.

Table of Contents

The Esteemed Contributors
Foreword (J. Scott Rutan)
1. Who Owes You An Apology? (Ellen J. Fehr and Gary L. Sandelier)
2. The Group Therapist as Storyteller (Marvin Kaphan)
3. Using Primary Language to Access Primary Affect (Jerrold Lee Shapiro)
4. How Can You Not See My Pain? (Steven L. Van Wagoner)
5. Animal Assisted Therapy with a Group of Young Children with Social Problems (Stanley Schneider and Chana Schneider)
6. 'Am I My Mother's Daughter? Eliciting Self Awareness in the Transmission of Gender Roles Through Family Role-Models (Leyla Navaro)
7. Living with Dying: How to Keep the Group Alive When the Members are Dying (Toby Ellen Newman)
8. The Gambling Chair (T Wing Lo)
9. Bringing a New Member into Group: Marking a New Place in the Cycle (Joshua M. Gross)
10. The Crystal and the Stone: Use of Transitional Objects in Groups (Shari Baron)
11. The Vicissitudes of Power and Its Relationship to Money (Lise Motherwell)
12. Bodies and Boundaries: Expect the Unexpected—An Intervention in a Psychodynamic Women's Group with Pregnant Women (Maria van Noort)
13. Using Dreams in Group therapy (Robi Friedman)
14. A Ranking Task as an In-Vivo Experience of Negotiation Awareness in an Interpersonal Skills Training Group (Haran Wernik)
15. Interventions in Groups with Clients Sharing the Same Critical Fact (Cristina Martinez-Taboada Kutz and Ainara Arnoso)
16. Bridging in Group Therapy Using Movement Improvisation (Joan Wittig)
17. "What's so Funny?" The Group Leader's Use of Humor in Adolescent Groups (Sean Grover)
18. Using Grammar to Increase Immediacy and Affect (Martha Gilmore)
19.Hardiness Enhancement: A Pathway to Resilience (Justin A. D'Arienzo)
20. Group as a Place to Practice New Behaviors (Myrna L. Frank)
21. Counterresistance: Its Manifestation and Impact on Group Intervention and Management (Carla Penna)
22. Some Thoughts on Silence in Group Therapy (Bennett Roth)
23. "When Boundaries Breathe" (Richard Beck)
24. You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks! (Ava J. Kotch)
25. The Fee Payment as an Aspect of Group Communication (Patricia Kyle Dennis)
26. "What Do You Mean I Should Tell Her What I Think About Her?" Psychoeducation about Interpersonal Process (Anne M. Slocum McEneaney)
27. The Masks We Wear (Claudia P. Calabrese)
28. Using Art Therapy Technique in a Psychodynamic Oriented Group (Haim Weinberg)
29. Advice Giving (Russell Hopfenberg)
30. Bridging as a Tool to Avoid Scapegoating (Melissa Black)
31. Installation of Hope in Bereavement Groups for the Elderly (Mark A. Cohen)
32. The "I's" have it! (Margaret M. Postlewaite)
33. Therapeutic Playreading (Barney Straus)
34. Women Empowerment Group Using Art Therapy (Tal Schwartz)
35. Utilizing the Group to Counter Negative Identifications in Patients Finding their own Voice (David Cantor)
36. Eliciting Self-Awareness via Existential Fantasy Questions in a Half-Hour Group (Arnold W. Hammari)
37. From Silence to Frenzy: Resistance in the face of Shame (Steve Schklar)
38. Degree of Structure in Group Format toward Facilitating Group Alliances, Empathy, and Cohesion (Sharan L. Schwartzberg)
39. Therapist Preparation for Group Counseling of the Native American (Lidia A. Puricelli)
40. The Use of Group Processes for Alleviating Teachers' Stress within a School Setting (Roberta L. Slavin)
41. Diminishing Dissociative Experiences for War Veterans in Group Therapy (Vivien Henderson)
42. I am Part of the Group Matrix (Ben Rippa)
43. To Err is Human: Turning Our Mistakes into Useful Interventions (Dave M. Cooperberg)
44. The Ability to Verbalize One's Needs Clearly in a Geriatric Population (Toby Berman)
45. Modeling a Non-Defensive and Empathic Acceptance of Group Resistance in a School Based Anger Management Group with Urban Adolescents (Ellen Decker)
46. Saying Goodbye: A Termination Ritual (Jondra Pennington)
47. Norm Repair (Joseph Shay)
48. Using the Group Power for Interpretation (Dan Raviv)
49. The Values Auction (John Mendez)
50. Individual Psychotherapy in the Context of a Group: An Intervention (Joan Childs)
51. The Rope Exercise to Experience Process in the Group (Edward W.C. McAllister)
52. Let's Talk (Susan J. Mendelsohn)
53. A Transitional Exercise from the Didactic to the Experiential in a Group Therapy Class (Daniel S. Schoenwald)
54. What and Who Belong in the Group?—Managing Early Crises (David Glyn)
55. Alchemy and Transformation: The Disturber in Group (Avraham Cohen)
56. Family Member Association (Carol Scott Drury)
57. Building Self-Esteem Using Assertiveness Training and Props (Sheila Sazant)
58. Group Supervision Horseback Riding Workshop for Increasing Self-Awareness (Tal-Li Cohen)
59. Leaving the Room for the Sake of Connecting (Uri Amit)
60. Poetry as a Projective Technique and Springboard for Dialogue in Group Therapy (Scott Simon Fehr)
61. A Symbolic Meaning of Money in Group Therapy(Gregorio Armañanzas Ros)
62. Visualizing Connections and Disconnections: A Social Diagram of the Group (Carol Lark)
63. Unexpected Consequences: Maintaining the Boundaries in a Therapy Group for Older Adults (George Max Saiger)
64. Shape: A Kinesthetic Approach to Building Healthy Boundaries (Danielle L. Fraenkel)
65. Trauma Therapy—An Integrative Approach (Norman Claringbull)
66. Creative Use of the Group Contract in Long Term Psychotherapy Groups (Melissa Black)
67. "After The Group has Ended"—Imagery to Vivify Termination (Miriam Iosupovici)
68. An Angry Outburst: Responding to Aggression (Robert A. Berley)
69. Painting Verbal Images (Mary Jago Krueger)
70. Awakening Social Consciousness (Chad V. Johnson)
71. The Empty Chair as a Tool to Promote Self Awareness and Interaction in Groups (Thomas A. Glass)
72. A Spiritually-Informed Approach for the Group Leader (Robert L. Weber)
73. Group Cognitive Behavioral Model: Integrating Cognitive Behavioral with Psychodramatic Theory and Techniques (Thomas Treadwell, V.K. Kumar, and Joseph Wright)
74. Preparing Members to Fully Participate in Group Therapy (Rebecca MacNair-Semands)
75. What To Do When the Group is Falling Apart? (Steven L. Van Wagoner)
76. A Difficult Session (Marvin Kaphan)
77. The Nine Basic Steps Necessary for the Initiation of a Successful Group (Joshua M. Gross)
78. An Effective Precipice toward Recovery (T Wing Lo)
79. Stress Inoculation Training for Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (Justin A. D'Arienzo)
80. Using Metaphors and Stories to Resolve Impasses and Bridge Resistance (Jerrold Lee Shapiro)
81. Using Humor to Advance Group Work (Dave M. Cooperberg)
82. Directed Eye Contact: Nonverbal Communication as a Group Strengthening Tool (Shari Baron)
83. "Remember Be Here Now" (Ellen J. Fehr and Gary L. Sandelier)
84. Highs and Lows: Expressing Gratitude or Grief in Group to Identify Status of Met-or-Unmet Existential Needs (Arnold W. Hammari)
85. En mi Viejo San Juan (In my old San Juan) (Richard Beck)
86. Changing Chairs: Experiential Exercise for Exploration of Interpersonal Boundaries (Patricia Kyle Dennis)
87. Surfing an Unexpected Group's Tide (Uri Amit)
88. Mindfulness in Group Psychotherapy (Mark A. Cohen and David Cantor)
89. "Zoom" (Barney Straus)
90. Naughty or Nice: A Technique for Exploring the Mischievous in Us (Lise Motherwell)
91. Look at How I Feel: Art-Assisted Affect Expression (Carol Lark)
92. Stress Reduction for Students in Elementary and Middle School (Roberta L. Slavin)
93. A Chair is not a Chair is not a Chair (Joseph Shay)
94. Nurturing the Community Development Dimension in Groups as a Pre-emptive Intervention (Avraham Cohen)
95. Humor as a Defense Mechanism in War Veterans (Vivien Henderson)
96. Trauma Therapy as a Community Enterprise (Norman Claringbull)
97. Trouble to Resource (Miriam Iosupovici)
98. Dealing with Anger in Two Different Phases of Group Development (Michael P. Frank)
99. The Fee: A Clinical Tool in Group Therapy (Shoshana Ben-Noam)
100. Remembering When: Therapist as a Historian (Mary Jago Krueger)
101. Therapist Self-Disclosure as an Intervention toward Normalizing and Eliciting Hope (Scott Simon Fehr)
Reference Notes Included

What People are Saying About This

Herbert L. Rothman

Another excellent and relevant informative text by a prominent group therapist. . . . Comprehensive in scope and provides a thorough review of multiple therapeutic techniques that lead to emotional growth and recovery. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK to any therapist looking for ideas and insights, through the group process, to help their clients make the changes they want and need to live a happier, more productive, and satisfying life. I particularly like the pervasive theme of optimism in many of the articles. (Herbert L. Rothman, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL)

Michael Brook

Dr. Fehr's ecumenical all-embracing spirit of inclusion allows him to understand that there are 'many roads to Rome.' This quality has enabled him to attract contributing therapists who employ many diverse and distinctive interventions. The group interventions are KALEIDOSCOPIC IN RANGE and present many, many views on how different therapists approach their work thereby providing A FASCINATING TREASURE TROVE of clinical experiences. Once again Dr. Fehr is TO BE COMMENDED FOR CREATING AN ENGAGING VOLUME THAT CONVEYS THE CLINICAL 'NUTS AND BOLTS' OF GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY. (Michael Brook, PhD, CGP, Founding Faculty and Training Analyst at the Center for Group Studies, New York)

William A. Weitz

CONCISE AND HIGHLY ENJOYABLE. . . . In his goal of attempting enhance the self knowledge of his readers, Dr. Fehr has been truly successful! If the role of a group therapist is like the director of a play, the knowledge and wisdom gained from absorbing the subject matter in this CLASSIC will enable those therapists to do their work better, thus benefiting those clients who place their trust and hopes in those of us who serve to influence their lives in a positive direction. THANK YOU, DR. FEHR, FOR A MOST ENLIGHTENING AND MEANINGFUL JOURNEY. (William A. Weitz, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Independent Practice, LTC, U.S. Army (Retired))

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101 Interventions in Group Therapy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For any clinician interested in group therapy or any non-clinician interested in group therapy, this book will clearly demonstrate, in a clear, concise, and highly readable format the multiple approaches to interpersonal conflict resolution. It reads like a treasure trove of marvelous short stories. In fact, 101 short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a dream for clinicians who practice group therapy on a regular basis. It is a wealth of knowledge from a variety of experts from around the world. It's a must have for anyone interested in getting a group started from beginning to end! Dr. Fehr certainly chose the world's best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading one of the most important group therapy books ever published. Finally, a book has be designed that is of practical use written by very creative and remarkable group therapists. In fact there are actually 101 chapters of interventions that have been successfully used by these group therapists. The 80 or so authors of these chapters wrote their interventions in a clear step by step methodology for other practitioners to follow if they so wished to do so. This book is going to be the gift of the year to all my group therapy colleagues unless they already have purchased one on their own.