A Pragmatic Approach to Group Psychotherapy

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 167 pages
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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Contents

Definitions and Classification
9
Basic Clinical Principles of Group Psychotherapy
19
Constructing an Effective Psychotherapy Group
29
The Initial Group Session
53
Therapeutic Issues
71
Brief Group Psychotherapy
81
Group Approaches to the Treatment of Substance Abuse
93
Group Psychotherapy With Couples and Families
107
Group Therapy With Medically 111 Patients
125
I1 Group Therapy With the Chronic Psychiatric Patient
141
Future Directions in Group Psychotherapy
153
Index
159
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