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The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780465084487

ISBN10:
0465084486
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/10/1995
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books

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Summary

Hailed by Jerome Frank as "the best book that exists on the subject, today and for the foreseeable future," Irvin D. Yalom's The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has long been the standard text in its field. Indeed, in a survey reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, it was cited as one of the ten most influential psychiatry publications of the past decade, and it was one of the very few judged to be of "seminal or lasting value."In this completely revised and expanded fourth editionupdated to reflect the American Psychiatric Association's latest diagnostic manual, the DSM-IVDr. Yalom presents the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as his own broad clinical wisdom and experience. This edition features new sections on combining individual and group therapy, the latest information about brief group therapy, and how to modify group work to deal with the newly emerging homogeneous focal groups (including survivor groups), as well as updated references and new clinical vignettes drawn from the author's recent practice.Throughout, Dr. Yalom has updated the style and content of the chapters, while retaining valid research and clinical observations. Illustrating the text are vivid cases from nearly two thousand group sessions that he has led over the past decade.The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapyis an informative text that is at once scholarly and lively. This new edition is the most up-to-date, incisive, and comprehensive text on group therapy available today.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1. The Therapeutic Factors
1(16)
Instillation of Hope
4(1)
Universality
5(3)
Imparting Information
8(4)
Altruism
12(1)
The Corrective Recapitulation of the Primary Family Group
13(2)
Development of Socializing Techniques
15(1)
Imitative Behavior
16(1)
2. Interpersonal Learning
17(30)
The Importance of Interpersonal Relationships
17(7)
The Corrective Emotional Experience
24(4)
The Group as Social Microcosm
28(9)
The Social Microcosm: A Dynamic Interaction
37(2)
Recognition of Behavioral Patterns in the Social Microcosm
39(2)
The Social Microcosm--Is It Real?
41(1)
Overview
42(2)
Transference and Insight
44(3)
3. Group Cohesiveness
47(22)
The Importance of Group Cohesiveness
49(5)
Mechanism of Action
54(13)
Summary
67(2)
4. The Therapeutic Factors: An Integration
69(37)
Comparative Value of the Therapeutic Factors: The Patient's View
71(26)
Comparative Value of the Therapeutic Factors: Differences Between Patients' and Therapists' Views
97(2)
Therapeutic Factors: Modifying Forces
99(7)
5. The Therapist: Basic Tasks
106(23)
Creation and Maintenance of the Group
107(2)
Culture Building
109(3)
How Does the Leader Shape Norms?
112(6)
Examples of Therapeutic Group Norms
118(11)
6. The Therapist: Working in the Here-and-Now
129(60)
Definition of Process
130(7)
Process Focus: The Power Source of the Group
137(2)
The Therapist's Tasks in the Here-and-Now
139(4)
Techniques of Here-and-Now Activation
143(7)
Techniques of Process Illumination
150(1)
Recognition of Process
151(9)
Helping Patients Assume a Process Orientation
160(2)
Helping Patients Accept Process-Illuminating Comments
162(2)
Process Commentary: A Theoretical Overview
164(9)
The Use of the Past
173(4)
Mass Group Process Commentary
177(12)
7. The Therapist: Transference and Transparency
189(28)
Transference in the Therapy Group
193(9)
The Psychotherapist and Transparency
202(15)
8. The Selection of Patients
217(27)
Criteria for Exclusion
219(16)
Criteria for Inclusion
235(4)
An Overview of the Selection Procedure
239(3)
Summary
242(2)
9. The Composition of Therapy Groups
244(22)
The Prediction of Group Behavior
245(8)
Principles of Group Composition
253(7)
Overview
260(4)
A Final Caveat
264(2)
10. Creation of the Group: Place, Time, Size, Preparation
266(27)
Preliminary Considerations
266(12)
Preparation for Group Therapy
278(15)
11. In the Beginning
293(33)
Formative Stages of the Group
293(14)
Membership Problems
307(19)
12. The Advanced Group
326(43)
Subgrouping
326(18)
Conflict in the Therapy Group
344(9)
Self-Disclosure
353(8)
Termination
361(8)
13. Problem Patients
369(35)
The Monopolist
369(6)
The Silent Patient
375(2)
The Boring Patient
377(2)
The Help-Rejecting Complainer
379(3)
The Psychotic Patient
382(7)
The Characterologically Difficult Patient
389(10)
The Borderline Patient
399(5)
14. The Therapist: Specialized Formats and Procedural Aids
404(45)
Concurrent Individual and Group Therapy
404(10)
Co-Therapists
414(5)
The Leaderless Meeting
419(2)
Dreams
421(5)
Audiovisual Technology
426(3)
Written Summaries
429(6)
Therapist Self-Disclosure
435(7)
Structured Exercises
442(7)
15. The Specialized Therapy Group
449(32)
Modification of Traditional Group Therapy for Specialized Clinical Situations: Basic Steps
451(4)
The Acute Inpatient Therapy Group
455(26)
16. Group Therapy and the Encounter Group
481(30)
Antecedents and Evolution of the Encounter Group
486(4)
From T-Group to Encounter Group
490(3)
The Effectiveness of the Encounter Group
493(6)
The Evolution of Group Therapy
499(1)
The Relationship Between the Encounter Group and the Therapy Group
500(11)
17. Training the Group Therapist
511(22)
Observation of Experienced Clinicians
512(3)
Supervision
515(3)
A Group Experience for Trainees
518(8)
Personal Psychotherapy
526(2)
Summary
528(1)
Beyond Technique
529(4)
Notes 533(54)
Index 587


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