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Time-managed group psychotherapy : effective clinical applications

The book provides new and experienced clinicians with generic models for the development of efficient and effective interactive groups able to deliver a wide variety of treatment options. It offers a comprehensive examination of the potential of group psychotherapy and an appreciation of time management in its utilization.
Print Book, English, c1997
American psychiatric press, Washington, c1997
xiii, 453 p. ; 24 cm
9780880488631, 0880488638
Understanding Small Groups. The psychotherapy landscape. A generic model of psychotherapy. The nature of the small group. Assessment and Pretherapy Tasks. Assessment of the patient. Formulation of a focus and interpersonal diagnosis. Group composition and pretherapy preparation. Implementing the Generic Group. The beginning: the engagement stage. Dealing with conflict: the differentiation stage. Interpersonal work. Termination. Therapist style and technique. Group Models for Clinical Service Systems. Planning for clinical group programs. Models of group psychotherapy. Appendixes : Global assessment of functioning scale (GAFS). Global assessment of relational functioning (GARF) scale. Multiaxial evaluation report form. Psychological mindedness scale. Quality of relationships scale. List of important relationships. Interpersonal work sheet. Target goals form. Patient information handout: information regarding group therapy. Group report forms. Model confirmation letter. Crisis intervention group information sheet. Patient change measures. Group process measures. Current books. Source notes. References. Index.