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Introduction to Group Therapy

A Practical Guide, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Scott Simon Fehr, Scott Simon Fehr


358 pages

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Provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in group therapy!

Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide, Second Edition continues the clinically relevant and highly readable work of the original, demonstrating the therapeutic power group therapy has in conflict resolution and personality change. This unique book combines theory and practice in a reader-friendly format, presenting practical suggestions in areas rarely covered in academic settings. A proven resource for introductory and advanced coursework, the book promotes group therapy at the grassroots level-students-where it has the most opportunity to be put into effect.

Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide, Second Edition expands on issues presented in the book's first edition and introduces new information on topics such as the historical beginnings of group therapy, theories, modalities, practical issues of how to set up an office for an effective group environment, surviving your training sites, problem clients, contemporary issues drawn from online discussion, and developing a group practice. The book also includes case studies, review questions, a glossary, appendices of relevant topics, and an extensive bibliography.

Changes to Introduction to Group Therapy: A Practical Guide include:

  • the expansion of “A Case Study” into two chapters to include analysis from 17 senior clinicians
  • a new chapter on group therapy as a negative experience
  • a new chapter on group psychotherapy as a specialty
  • new material on self-protection
  • new material on the training site and the problematic client
  • and much more!
Thorough, well organized, and based on first-hand accounts, this book is also a great resource for experienced clinicians who need proven and expert advice from colleagues in the field. Introduction to Group Therapy, Second Edition effectively combines theory and practical suggestions to help you offer improved therapy to clients.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. The History of Group Therapy, Part I: Genesis, 1895-1943
  • The Circle
  • LeBon
  • Pratt
  • Freud
  • Burrows
  • Wender
  • Moreno
  • Bion
  • Review
  • Chapter 2. The History of Group Therapy, Part II: 1951 and Beyond
  • Dreikurs
  • Foulkes
  • Corsini and Rosenberg
  • Slavson
  • Berne
  • Rogers
  • Yalom and Lieberman
  • Rioch
  • Horwitz
  • Ormont
  • Review
  • Chapter 3. Why Group Therapy?
  • The Group Therapist
  • Review
  • Chapter 4. Modalities: Structural Empiricism and Application to Group Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Psychodrama
  • Existentialism
  • Person Centered
  • Transactional Analysis
  • General Systems Theory (GST)
  • Gestalt
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • Review
  • Chapter 5. Modalities, Continued
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Focal Conflict Paradigm
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Basic Assumption Model
  • Reality Therapy
  • Here-and-Now Modality
  • Review
  • Chapter 6. Preparation and Practicality
  • The Setting
  • Client Inclusion/Exclusion
  • Cohesion
  • The Group Contract
  • Review
  • Chapter 7. The Life Cycle of a Group
  • Stage One: Adaptation · Orientation · Formation · Initial Engagement · Inclusion
  • Stage Two: Reactive Phase · Control · Differentiation · Disinclination to Participate · Transition · Conflict and Confrontation · Resistance
  • Stage Three: Togetherness · Commitment · Cohesion · Bonding · Attraction · Identification · Family
  • Stage Four: Mature · Work · Resolution · Productivity · Task Oriented · Cooperation
  • Stage Five: Termination · Farewell · Closure · The End
  • Review
  • Chapter 8. Resistance and Self-Protection: The Ego Defense Mechanisms and the Process of Adjustment
  • Resistance
  • Self-Protection
  • Review
  • Chapter 9. Transference and Countertransference
  • Transference
  • Countertransference
  • Transference and Its Relationship to Group Therapy
  • Review
  • Chapter 10. A Case Study
  • The Case
  • Group Analytical-Medical Model Approach
  • An Occupational Therapy Approach
  • Process-Directed Group Work Approach
  • Reality Therapy Approach
  • A Family Art Therapy Systems Approach
  • Analysis Using the Psychodramatic Modality Approach
  • Psychoanalytic Object Relational Group Therapy Approach
  • Adler’s Individual Psychology Approach
  • Here and Now—There and Then Approach
  • Chapter 11. A Case Study, Continued
  • Systemic Group Analytic Approach
  • Dance/Movement Therapy—The LivingDance Approach
  • Family Systems Approach
  • The Modern Group Analytic Approach
  • Transactional Analysis Approach
  • A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
  • A Group-As-a-Whole Approach
  • A Group-Analytical Model Approach
  • Review
  • Chapter 12. The Training Site, Seeking the Truth, and the Problematic Client
  • Scenario
  • Ideal Scenario
  • Seeking the Truth
  • The Problematic Client
  • Review
  • Chapter 13. Group Psychotherapy As a Negative Experience
  • The Triangle
  • Review
  • Chapter 14. Issue and Perspectives
  • Issue: Humor and Its Relation to Psychotherapy
  • Issue: Therapist Self-Disclosure
  • Issue: Should a Group Therapist Have the Experience of Being a Group Member?
  • Issue: Monopolizers
  • Issue: Subpoena Group Members
  • Issue: When a Client Is Seeing You in Group Therapy and Another Therapist in Individual Psychotherapy
  • Issue: Therapist Abuse
  • Issue: Suicide
  • Review
  • Chapter 15. Group Psychotherapy As a Specialty
  • Appendix A: The Many Forms of Group Therapy
  • Appendix B: Structured Exercises for Developing Group Cohesion
  • Appendix C: Group Therapy from A to Z
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

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