The Group Therapy Experience : From Theory to Practice

The Group Therapy Experience : From Theory to Practice

by Louis R. Ormont

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The Group Therapy Experience : From Theory to Practice by Louis R. Ormont

In this definitive work, internationally renowned group therapist Dr. Louis Ormont sets down the techniques and innovations that give the group experience its unique therapeutic power. For fifty years, Dr. Ormont has been at the forefront of evolving group therapy into the well-honed instrument it is today. Over the years, he has trained countless therapists and written extensively for the profession. Here, for the first time, he synthesizes the central ideas of group therapy, including his own pioneering contributions, in a format useful for both the therapist and the lay person.

In The Group Therapy Experience: From Theory to Practice, Dr. Ormont discusses techniques such as those of identifying people's problems, dealing with resistances, helping members confirm new identities, and termination itself. Dr. Ormont explains that it is the group itself and not the therapist that is the true instrument of cure. With the advent of this book, group therapy becomes truly a therapeutic instrument in its own right, rather than a mere enlargement or extension of individual therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439263075
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,068,288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Louis R. Ormont, Ph.D., lived in New York City, where for over fifty years he had one of the largest group therapy practices in the world. He was the Director of the Center for The Advancement of Group Studies; he lectured widely in the United States and Europe and wrote over 38 articles for professional journals.

Lou, as he was known to countless followers, had a unique teaching method which was a mix of experiential and didactic. His public talks were sold out events. Colleague, Elliot M. Zeisel Ph.D., wrote, "To know Lou was to know a quick-witted, dynamic and passionate man who was tireless in his effort to understand people, connecting them to their emotional lives and to one another while navigating through obstacles that divided them. He trained a generation of practitioners around the world, affecting thousands of people daily." Lou taught people to live freely and in the moment.

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