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1st Edition

Variations on Teaching and Supervising Group Therapy

ISBN 9780866569217
Published October 13, 1989 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

Learn effective techniques for teaching and supervising group therapy. This unique new volume brings together teaching and supervisory models for a host of theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic, family systems, psychodrama, gestalt, and transactional analysis.

Variations on Teaching and Supervising Group Therapy is essential reading for mental health professionals

  • who currently conduct groups but who lack the specialized training for becoming a supervisor
  • who currently teach group therapy from one theoretical orientation and want to learn about other modalities
  • who teach academic courses on group therapy and want to expose students to a broader perspective of group modalities than the usual one or two models--psychoanalytic and activity groups--usually taught in schools

    The contributing authors are social workers and professionals from other disciplines who represent a cross section of the teachers of the various types of groups being conducted in the United States today. They describe an exciting array of teaching formats--one-day workshops, semester-long courses, year-long training programs, weekly supervision sessions, and outside consultation--and settings, including family service agencies, child guidance centers, short-term health maintenance organizations, freestanding group training institutions, and private practice.

    Some of the highlights of this practical book include
  • an examination of the most commonly used format in group therapy today--psychodynamics
  • a demonstration of using family systems theory to understand the group therapy participants and process
  • the key concepts and history of psychodrama
  • the key concepts and basic aspects of a gestalt training program for practicing therapists
  • strategies for teaching social work students
  • a look at the skills needed for conducting group therapy with children
  • a model for training therapists who conduct short-term groups

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Group Supervision: A Psychodynamic Perspective
  • A Systemic Perspective of Group Therapy Supervision: Use of Energy in the Supervisor-Therapist-Group System
  • Teaching Psychodrama: A Workshop
  • Circular Learning: Gestalt Therapy in Groups
  • Teaching Transactional Analysis and Redecision Therapy
  • Teaching Group Therapy Within Social Work Education
  • Consultation in Group Therapy With Children and Adolescents
  • Training Mental Health Clinicians to Lead Short-Term Psychotherapy Groups in an HMO
  • Teaching Gender Issues to Male/Female Group Therapists

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