Action Methods in Group Psychotherapy: Practical Aspects

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Psychology - 234 pages
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Group psychotherapy has emerged as an exceptionally efficient and cost-effective means of delivering mental health services. The use of action methods to activate and enhance dynamic interactions between members has been central to the origin and evolution of group therapy. This book is intended for use by counseling students or counseling professionals to expand their skills in the delivery of group psychotherapy. Based on the Interactive-Behavior Therapy model created by the author, this book provides information that helps group counselors and facilitators enact a group method that allows participants to experiment with interactive skills in a safe environment. It discusses research about how groups work and practical aspects of running effective groups. This book also provides examples, case studies, and analyses of actual group sessions. It describes how to use techniques effectively and offers practical ways for beginning and maintaining groups. Traditional concepts inherent in group work, such as the activation and enhancement of therapeutic factors, are defined and discussed in relation to using these methods. The adoption of action methods for individuals with chronic psychiatric disorders and people with developmental disabilities is discussed. Appendix A is a glossary; Appendix B is a list of resources. (Contains 4 figures, 43 references, and an index). (Author/MKA)
 

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Contents

Appendix
7
1 Guidelines for beginning a group in
11
2 Selection criteria for group members
20
Chapter 2
33
The Empty Chair
42
Conditions for Using the Methods
48
Altruism
54
Corrective Recapitulation of the Primary Family
60
ACTION METHODS WITH LARGE GROUPS
131
Using Groups
145
1 A typical pattern of the InteractiveBehavioral
154
Orientation Stage
158
Enactment Stage
181
Enhancing Group Leader Skills
201
GLOSSARY
211
Appendix
219

Chapter 5
68
SOCIOMETRY TRANSFERENCE AND TELE
97
Chapter 6
105
INDEX
227
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
233
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