101 Interventions in Group Therapy

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Scott Simon Fehr
Routledge, 2010 - Psychology - 577 pages
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Every clinician looks for the most effective interventions to apply in group therapy. 101 Interventions in Group Therapy gives practitioners exactly what they are looking for--effective interventions in a clear, simple, reader-friendly format. This comprehensive yet concise guide provides 101 short chapters written by 78 leading well-recognized practitioners explaining step-by-step exactly what to do to provide an effective interventions when something arises in group therapy. Each easy-to-learn intervention is profound in nature and has been shown effective in practice for the author of the chapter. Foreword by J. Scott Rutan.
 

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Contents

About the Editor
xxxiii
Contributors
xxxv
Foreword
xlvii
Preface
xlix
Chapter 1 Who Owes You an Apology?
1
Chapter 2 The Group Therapist As Storyteller
5
Chapter 3 Using Primary Language to Access Primary Affect
11
Chapter 4 How Can You Not See My Pain?
15
Chapter 51 The Rope Exercise to Experience Process in the Group
269
Chapter 52 Lets Talk
275
Chapter 53 A Transitional Exercise from the Didactic to the Experiential in a Group Therapy Class
281
Chapter 54 What and Who Belong in the Group? Managing Early Crises
287
The Disturber in Group
293
Chapter 56 Family Member Association
299
Chapter 57 Building SelfEsteem Using Assertiveness Training and Props
303
Chapter 58 Horseback Riding Workshop for Increasing SelfAwareness
307

Chapter 5 AnimalAssisted Therapy with a Group of Young Children with Social Problems
21
Chapter 6 Am I My Mothers Daughter? Eliciting SelfAwareness in the Transmission of Gender Roles Through Family Role Models
27
How to Keep the Group Alive When the Members Are Dying
33
Chapter 8 The Gambling Chair
39
Marking a New Place in the Cycle
45
Use of Transitional Objects in Groups
49
Chapter 11 The Vicissitudes of Power and Its Relationship to Money
53
An Intervention in a Psychodynamic Womens Group with Pregnant Women
59
Chapter 13 Using Dreams in Group Therapy
65
Chapter 14 A Ranking Task As an InVivo Experience of Negotiation Awareness in an Interpersonal Skills Training Group
71
Chapter 15 Interventions in Groups with Clients Sharing the Same Critical Fact
77
Chapter 16 Bridging in Group Therapy Using Movement Improvisation
83
Chapter 17 Whats So Funny? The Group Leaders Use of Humor in Adolescent Groups
87
Chapter 18 Using Grammar to Increase Immediacy and Affect
93
A Pathway to Resilience
99
Chapter 20 Group As a Place to Practice New Behaviors
105
Its Manifestation and Impact on Group Intervention and Management
111
Chapter 22 Some Thoughts on Silence in Group Therapy
117
Chapter 23 When Boundaries Breathe
123
Chapter 24 You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
127
Chapter 25 The Fee Payment As an Aspect of Group Communication
131
Chapter 26 What Do You Mean I Should Tell Her What I Think About Her? Psychoeducation About Interpersonal Process
137
Chapter 27 The Masks We Wear
141
Chapter 28 Using Art Therapy Technique in a PsychodynamicOriented Group
145
Chapter 29 Advice Giving
151
Chapter 30 Bridging As a Tool to Avoid Scapegoating
155
Chapter 31 Installation of Hope in Bereavement Groups for the Elderly
159
Chapter 32 The Is Have It
165
Chapter 33 Therapeutic Play Reading
171
Chapter 34 Womens Empowerment Group Using Art Therapy
177
Chapter 35 Utilizing the Group to Counter Negative Identifications in Patients Finding Their Own Voice
183
Chapter 36 Eliciting SelfAwareness via Existential Fantasy Questions in a HalfHour Group
189
Resistance in the Face of Shame
195
Chapter 38 Degree of Structure in Group Format Toward Facilitation Group Alliances Empathy and Cohesion
201
Chapter 39 Exploring Attachment in a Treatment Group for Men Who Batter
207
Chapter 40 The Use of Group Processes for Alleviating Teachers Stress Within a School Setting
213
Chapter 41 Diminishing Dissociative Experiences for War Veterans in Group Therapy
217
Chapter 42 I Am Part of the Group Matrix
221
Turning Our Mistakes into Useful Interventions
227
Chapter 44 The Ability to Verbalize Ones Needs Clearly in a Geriatric Population
233
Chapter 45 Modeling a Nondefensive and Empathic Acceptance of Group Resistance in a SchoolBased Anger Management Group with Urban Adole...
237
A Termination Ritual
243
Chapter 47 Norm Repair
249
Chapter 48 Using the Group Power for Interpretation
255
Chapter 49 The Values Auction
259
An Intervention
263
Chapter 59 Leaving the Room for the Sake of Connecting
313
Chapter 60 Poetry As a Projective Technique and Springboard for Dialogue in Group Therapy
317
Chapter 61 A Symbolic Meaning of Money in Group Therapy
323
A Social Diagram of the Group
329
Maintaining the Boundaries in a Therapy Group for Older Adults
335
A Kinesthetic Approach to Building Healthy Boundaries
339
An Integrative Approach
345
Chapter 66 Creative Use of the Group Contract in LongTerm Psychotherapy Groups
353
Imagery to Vivify Termination
359
Responding to Aggression
365
Chapter 69 Painting Verbal Images
371
Chapter 70 Awakening Social Consciousness
375
Chapter 71 The Empty Chair As a Tool to Promote SelfAwareness and Interaction in Groups
381
Chapter 72 A Spiritually Informed Approach for the Group Leader
387
Chapter 73 Integrating Cognitive Behavioral with Psychodramatic Theory and Techniques
395
Chapter 74 Preparing Members to Fully Participate in Group Therapy
403
Chapter 75 What to Do When the Group Is Falling Apart
409
Chapter 76 A Difficult Session
415
Chapter 77 The Nine Basic Steps for a Successful Group
421
Chapter 78 An Effective Precipice Toward Recovery
425
Chapter 79 Inoculation Training for Trauma and StressRelated Disorders
431
Chapter 80 Using Metaphors and Stories to Resolve Impasses and Bridge Resistance
437
Chapter 81 Using Humor to Advance Group Work
443
Nonverbal Communication
449
Chapter 83 Remember Be Here Now
453
Expressing Gratitude or Grief in Group
459
Chapter 85 En Mi Viejo San Juan In My Old San Juan
463
Experiential Exercise for Exploration of Interpersonal Boundaries
467
Chapter 87 Surfing an Unexpected Groups Tide
473
Chapter 88 Mindfulness in Group Psychotherapy
477
Chapter 89 Zoom
483
A Technique for Exploring the Mischievous in Us
487
ArtAssisted Affect Expression
491
Chapter 92 Stress Reduction for Students in Elementary and Middle School
497
Chapter 93 A Chair Is Not a Chair Is Not a Chair
503
Chapter 94 Nurturing the Community Development Dimension in Groups As a Preemptive Intervention
509
Chapter 95 Humor As a Defense Mechanism in War Veterans
515
Chapter 96 Trauma Therapy As a Community Enterprise
519
Chapter 97 Trouble to Resource
527
Chapter 98 Dealing with Anger in Two Different Phases of Group Development
533
A Clinical Tool in Group Therapy
539
Therapist As a Historian
543
Chapter 101 Therapist SelfDisclosure As an Intervention Toward Normalizing and Eliciting Hope
547
Index
553
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Scott Simon Fehr, PsyD, CGP, has had a private psychology practice since 1979. He is a faculty member with the Master's Mental Health Counselor Program, the School Counselors Program, and APA Doctorate Clinical Psychology Program in the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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