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101 Interventions in Group Therapy, Revised Edition

Edited by Scott Simon Fehr

© 2010 – Routledge

628 pages

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Every clinician looks for the most effective interventions to apply in group therapy. 101 Interventions in Group Therapy gives practitioners exactly what they are looking for - effective interventions in a clear, simple, reader-friendly format. This comprehensive yet concise guide provides 101 short chapters written by 78 leading well-recognized practitioners explaining step-by-step exactly what to do to provide an effective intervention when something arises in group therapy. Each easy-to-learn intervention is profound in nature and has been shown effective in practice by the author of the chapter. Foreword by J. Scott Rutan.


"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, Center for Group Studies, New York, USA

"Concise and highly enjoyable….Thank you, Dr. Fehr, for a most enlightening and meaningful journey." - William A. Weitz, in private practice, USA

"Comprehensive in scope and provides a thorough review of multiple therapeutic techniques that lead to emotional growth and recovery. I highly recommend this book." - Herbert L. Rothman, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Florida, USA

Table of Contents

Rutan, Foreword. Fehr, Sandelier, Who Owes You an Apology? Kaphan, The Group Therapist as Storyteller. Shapiro, Using Primary Language to Access Primary Affect. Van Wagoner, How Can You Not See My Pain? Schneider, Schneider, Animal-assisted Therapy with a Group of Young Children with Social Problems. Navaro, "Am I My Mother's Daughter?" Eliciting Self-awareness in the Transmission of Gender Roles through Family Role Models. Newman, Living with Dying: How to Keep the Group Alive when the Members are Dying. Lo, The Gambling Chair. Gross, Bringing a New Member into Group: Marking a New Place in the Cycle. Baron, The Crystal and the Stone: Use of Transitional Objects in Groups. Motherwell, The Vicissitudes of Power and its Relationship to Money. van Noort, Expect the Unexpected: An Intervention in a Psychodynamic Women's Group with Pregnant Women. Friedman, Using Dreams in Group Therapy. Wernik, A Ranking Task as an In-vivo Experience of Negotiation Awareness in an Interpersonal Skills Training Group. Kutz, Arnoso, Interventions in Groups with Clients Sharing the Same Critical Fact. Wittig, Bridging in Group Therapy Using Movement Improvisation. Grover, "What's So Funny?" The Group Leader's Use of Humor in Adolescent Groups. Gilmore, Using Grammar to Increase Immediacy and Affect. D'Arienzo, Hardiness Enhancement: A Pathway to Resilience. Frank, Group as a Place to Practice New Behaviors. Penna, Counterresistance: Its Manifestation and Impact on Group Intervention and Management. Roth, Some Thoughts on Silence in Group Therapy. Beck, "When Boundaries Breathe." Kotch, You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks! Dennis, The Fee Payment as an Aspect of Group Communication. McEneaney, "What Do You Mean I Should Tell Her What I Think About Her?" Psychoeducation About Interpersonal Process. Calabrese, The Masks We Wear. Weinberg, Using Art Therapy Technique in a Psychodynamic-oriented Group. Hopfenberg, Advice Giving. Black, Bridging as a Tool to Avoid Scapegoating. Cohen, Installation of Hope in Bereavement Groups for the Elderly. Postlewaite, The "I's" Have It! Straus, Therapeutic Play Reading. Schwartz, Women's Empowerment Group Using Art Therapy. Cantor, Utilizing the Group to Counter Negative Identifications in Patients Finding Their Own Voice. Hammari, Eliciting Self-awareness via Existential Fantasy Questions in a Half-hour Group. Schklar, From Silence to Frenzy: Resistance in the Face of Shame. Schwartzberg, Degree of Structure in Group Format Toward Facilitating Group Alliances, Empathy, and Cohesion. Van Wagoner, Exploring Attachment in a Treatment Group for Men Who Batter. Slavin, The Use of Group Processes for Alleviating Teachers' Stress within a School Setting. Henderson, Diminishing Dissociative Experiences for War Veterans in Group Therapy. Rippa, I am Part of the Group Matrix. Cooperberg, To Err is Human: Turning Our Mistakes into Useful Interventions. Berman, The Ability to Verbalize One's Needs Clearly in a Geriatric Population. Decker, Modeling a Nondefensive and Empathic Acceptance of Group Resistance in a School-based Anger Management Group with Urban Adolescents. Pennington, Saying Goodbye: A Termination Ritual. Shay, Norm Repair. Raviv, Using the Group Power for Interpretation. Mendez, The Values Auction. Childs, Individual Psychotherapy in the Context of a Group: An Intervention. McAllister, The Rope Exercise to Experience Process in the Group. Mendelsohn, Let's Talk. Schoenwald, A Transitional Exercise from the Didactic to the Experiential in a Group Therapy Class. Glyn, What and Who Belong in the Group? Managing Early Crises. Cohen, Alchemy and Transformation: The Disturber in Group. Drury, Family Member Association. Sazant, Building Self-esteem Using Assertiveness Training and Props. Cohen, Horseback Riding Workshop for Increasing Self-awareness. Amit, Leaving the Room for the Sake of Connecting. Fehr, Poetry as a Projective Technique and Springboard for Dialogue in Group Therapy. Ros, A Symbolic Meaning of Money in Group Therapy. Lark, Visualizing Connections and Disconnections: A Social Diagram of the Group. Saiger, Unexpected Consequences: Maintaining the Boundaries in a Therapy Group for Older Adults. Fraenkel, Shape: A Kinesthetic Approach to Building Healthy Boundaries. Claringbull, Trauma Therapy: An Integrative Approach. Black, Creative Use of the Group Contract in Long-term Psychotherapy Groups. Iosupovici, "After the Group Has Ended": Imagery to Vivify Termination. Berley, An Angry Outburst: Responding to Aggression. Krueger, Painting Verbal Images. Johnson, Awakening Social Consciousness. Glass, The Empty Chair as a Tool to Promote Self-awareness and Interaction in Groups. Weber, A Spiritually Informed Approach for the Group Leader. Treadwell, Kumar, Wright, Integrating Cognitive Behavioral with Psychodramatic Theory and Techniques. MacNair-Semands, Preparing Members to Fully Participate in Group Therapy. Van Wagoner, What to do when the Group is Falling Apart. Kaphan, A Difficult Session. Gross, The Nine Basic Steps for a Successful Group. Lo, An Effective Precipice Toward Recovery. D'Arienzo, Inoculation Training for Trauma and Stress-related Disorders. Shapiro, Using Metaphors and Stories to Resolve Impasses and Bridge Resistance. Cooperberg, Using Humor to Advance Group Work. Baron, Directed Eye Contact: Nonverbal Communication. Fehr, Sandelier, "Remember Be Here Now." Hammari, Highs and Lows: Expressing Gratitude or Grief in Group. Beck, En Mi Viejo San Juan (In My Old San Juan). Dennis, Changing Chairs: Experiential Exercise for Exploration of Interpersonal Boundaries. Amit, Surfing an Unexpected Group's Tide. Cohen, Cantor, Mindfulness in Group Psychotherapy. Straus, "Zoom." Motherwell, Naughty or Nice: A Technique for Exploring the Mischievous in Us. Lark, Look at How I Feel: Art-assisted Affect Expression. Slavin, Stress Reduction for Students in Elementary and Middle School. Shay, A Chair is Not a Chair is Not a Chair. Cohen, Nurturing the Community Development Dimension in Groups as a Preemptive Intervention. Henderson, Humor as a Defense Mechanism in War Veterans. Claringbull, Trauma Therapy as a Community Enterprise. Iosupovici, Trouble to Resource. Frank, Dealing with Anger in Two Different Phases of Group Development. Ben-Noam, The Fee: A Clinical Tool in Group Therapy. Krueger, Remembering When: Therapist as a Historian. Fehr, Therapist Self-disclosure as an Intervention toward Normalizing and Eliciting Hope.

About the Editor

Scott Simon Fehr, PsyD, CGP, has had a private psychology practice since 1979. He is 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Group