A Pragmatic Approach to Group Psychotherapy
Group treatment is in a state of constant evolution, as are all psychotherapeutic practices. A Pragmatic Approach to Group Psychotherapy confronts this process of change head on, tracing the development of group treatment from its early growth following World War II through the current pressures of managed mental health care into the future. It then takes the next step and pinpoints the advances in group treatment that remain effective and beneficial regardless of what historical events created or influenced them. Henry and Susan Spitz highlight what is practical in group therapy, making this book a useful tool for both students and practitioners in the field wishing to increase their knowledge and skills.
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Definitions and Classification
Basic Clinical Principles of Group Psychotherapy
Constructing an Effective Psychotherapy Group
The Initial Group Session
Brief Group Psychotherapy
Group Approaches to the Treatment of Substance Abuse
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