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The Groups Book

Psychoanalytic Group Therapy: Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

By Caroline Garland


442 pages

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This book examines the ways in which we make use of the Group Relations model, set up in the experimental field of the Group Relations conferences, to understand and modify the functioning of working groups. It is based on a psychoanalytic knowledge of the psychosocial development of human beings.

Table of Contents

The Groups Book -- Series Editor’s Preface -- Prologue -- Introduction: groups and groupings -- The Clinical Approach -- What is psychoanalytic about group therapy? -- How does a psychoanalytic group work? -- Destructive processes in analytic groups -- Psychoanalytic group therapy with severely disturbed patients -- The Theoretical Background -- Bion and group psychotherapy: Bion and Foulkes at the Tavistock -- Outcome studies in group psychotherapy -- Group Relations and the Wider World -- Bion’s work group revisited -- The theory and practice of the Group Relations conference -- Applications -- The traumatized group -- Refugees and the development of “emotional capital” in therapy groups -- Psychotic phenomena in large groups -- Some are more equal than others: Oedipus, dominance hierarchies, and the Establishment -- The Groups Manual -- Introduction -- What is psychoanalytic group therapy? -- Aims of treatment -- The therapist’s tools -- The therapist’s tasks and techniques: general -- Starting a group -- The first session -- The management of information -- Group life -- A waiting-list group -- Supervision -- Ending a group

About the Series

Tavistock Clinic Series

The Tavistock Clinic Series, written in a clear and accessible style, makes available the clinical and theoretical work that has been most influential at the Tavistock.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health