Taylor & Francis
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"…[I]f you want a practical, down-to-earth description of how to create a therapeutic group and how to use the techniquest of psychodrama and sociodrama in group settings, you will be hard pressed to find a better practical guide…If you are considering beginning to use action methods in your own therapy practice or are seeking a book for use in the training of students, this book is the book for you." -- American Journal of Pastoral Counseling
"I have tried to offer a brief and yet as thorough as possible introduction to the world of action methods in group psychotherapy. As a reader, you may be pressed with the daunting task of starting a group, or if you are a seasoned professional, you may be faced with the challenge of adding action to your already existing group. To accommodate these diverse needs, I have included in the chapters on action methods and therapeutic factors exercises that should help you increase your awareness and develop your skill. For those who need a faster method of setting up and establishing a group, I have included in the final chapter, "Quick Start," a summary of information on how to begin and maintain a group, focusing on practical and functional material. The pressing need to deliver more services to more people with fewer dollars has put a spotlight on group psychotherapy. Action methods can maximize the psychotherapeutic experience in a brief time frame."
- Daniel J. Tomasulo, from the Preface."