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The theory and practice of group psychotherapy

Author: Irvin D Yalom
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1985.
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Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-
Theory and practice of group psychotherapy.
New York : Basic Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)561239759
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irvin D Yalom
ISBN: 0465084478 9780465084470
OCLC Number: 11972733
Description: xiv, 590 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The therapeutic factors in group therapy --
Instillation of hope --
Universality --
Imparting information --
Altruism --
The corrective recapitulation of the primary family group --
Development of socializing techniques --
Imitative behavior --
2. Interpersonal learning --
The importance of interpersonal relationships --
The corrective emotional experience --
The group as social microcosm --
The dynamic interaction between the person and the group environment --
Recognition of behavioral patterns in the social microcosm --
Overview --
Transference and insight --
3. Group cohesiveness --
The importance of group cohesiveness --
Mechanism of action --
Summary --
4. The therapeutic factors: An integration --
Comparative value of the therapeutic factors: The patient's view --
Comparative value of the therapeutic factors: The therapist's view --
Therapeutic factors in different group therapies --
Therapeutic factors and stages of therapy --
Therapeutic factors outside the group --
Individual differences and therapeutic factors --
5. The therapist: Basic tasks --
Creation and maintenance of the group --
Culture building --
6. The therapist: Working in the here-and-now --
Introduction --
Techniques of process illumination --
Process commentary: A theoretical overview --
The use of the past --
Mass group process commentary --
7. The therapist: Transference and transparency --
Transference in the therapy group --
The psychotherapist and transparency --
8. The selection of patients --
Criteria for exclusion --
Criteria for inclusion --
An overview of the selection procedure --
Summary --
9. The composition of therapy groups --
The prediction of group behavior --
Principles of group composition --
Overview --
A final caveat --
10. Creation of the group: Place, time, size, preparation --
Preliminary considerations --
Preparation for group therapy --
11. In the beginning --
Formative stages of the group --
Membership problems --
12. The advanced group --
Subgrouping --
Conflict in the therapy group --
Self-disclosure --
Termination --
13. Problem patients --
The monopolist --
The schizoid patient --
The silent patient --
The boring patient --
The help-rejecting complainer --
The self-righteous moralist --
The psychotic patient --
The narcissistic patient --
The borderline patient --
14. The technique of the therapist: Specialized formats and procedural aids --
Concurrent individual and group therapy --
Co-therapists --
The leaderless group --
Dreams --
The use of video tapes --
Written summaries --
Therapist self-disclosure --
Structured exercises --
15. The specialized therapy group --
Introduction --
Modification of traditional group therapy for specialized clinical situations: basic steps --
The acute inpatient therapy group --
16. Group therapy and the encounter group --
What is an encounter group? --
From T-group to encounter group --
The effectiveness of the encounter group --
The relationship between the encounter group and the therapy group --
17. Training the group therapist --
Observation of experienced clinicians --
Supervision --
A group experience for trainees --
Beyond technique.
Responsibility: Irvin D. Yalom.

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