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Core Principles of Group Psychotherapy
An Integrated Theory, Research, and Practice Training Manual

ISBN 9780367203092
Published September 6, 2019 by Routledge
228 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Core Principles of Group Psychotherapy is designed as the primary curriculum for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy course in partial fulfilment of the Certified Group Psychotherapist credential awarded by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. The text is divided into five modules: foundations, structure and dynamics, formation and development, leadership tasks and skills, and ethics, neuroscience, and personal style.

The book is part of the AGPA Group Therapy Training and Practice series. This series aims to produce the highest quality publications to aid the practitioner and student in updating and improving their knowledge, professional competence, and skills with current and new developments in methods, practice, theory, and research, in the group psychotherapy field.

In addition to helping group psychotherapists bolster their skills so as to ensure the availability of quality mental health services, this guide is an essential resource for students and clinicians interested in learning more about group psychotherapy, as a text in academic courses, or as part of a practicum or internship training curriculum.

Table of Contents

Guidelines for Students  Guidelines for Instructors  Acknowledgements and Dedication  Contributors  Course Objectives  Preface: The joys and challenges of group leadership  MODULE 1: Group Psychotherapy Foundations: Historic, Contemporary, and Cultural Perspectives  Chapter 1: Historic and Contemporary Developments  Chapter 2: Towards Multicultural and Diversity Proficiency  MODULE 2: Group Structure and Group Dynamics  Chapter 3: Group Structure and Levels of Analysis  Chapter 4: Therapeutic Factors  Chapter 5: Anti-therapeutic, Defensive, Regressive, and Challenging Group Processes and Dynamics  MODULE 3: Group Formation and Group Development  Chapter 6: Preparing to Begin a New Group  Chapter7: Group Development  MODULE 4: Group Leadership: Tasks and Skills  Chapter 8: Basic Leadership Tasks  Chapter 9: Advanced Skills  MODULE 5: Group Psychotherapy in Action: Ethics, Neuroscience, and Personal Style  Chapter 10: The Ethical Group Psychotherapist  Chapter 11: Implications of Neuroscience for Group Therapy  Chapter 12: Finding the Leader in You

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Francis J. Kaklauskas, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA, has worked extensively as a group clinician in a wide variety of settings. He leads the Existential/Humanistic doctorate program at Saybrook University, and teaches group psychotherapy at the University of Colorado and Naropa Unversity. He has published widely on the pragmatic integration of theory and research into actual clinical practice.

Les R. Greene, PhD, CGP, DLFAGPA, is a past president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a Distinguished Fellow of AGPA. He has served as editor of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. He is on the clinical faculty of Yale University School of Medicine and the staff of the VA CT Healthcare system where he teaches and supervises group, couples and individual psychotherapy.