Emphasizing the Interpersonal in Psychotherapy: Families and Groups in the Era of Cost Containment

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Psychology - 149 pages
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With today's recent mental health care reforms many psychotherapists are being forced to reexamine the relevance of their practices. Economic pressures, managed care, and the discrepancy between what a therapist hopes to accomplish, and what the relative limitations of his or her treatments are, makes the future of psychotherapy uncertain. This provocative new book examines the failings of current individual psychotherapies and offers a model based on larger interpersonal schemes. This resource will be invaluable not only to therapists who are faced with the need to modify their practices, but also to any mental health practitioner who hopes to develop a more effective form of psychotherapy.
 

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Contents

Current Changes
9
Shortcomings of 1ndividual Psychotherapy
17
Working Class and Ethnic Patients
24
The 1nterpersonal Orientation
31
Conjoint Therapy
47
Group Approaches
63
Conjoint and Group Therapy Across the Life Span
79
Conjoint and Group Therapy and Some
97
1ntegration
115
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Claude Villeneuve is an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a former director of the family therapy unit at the Allan Memorial Institute, McGill University, and is now affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at Sainte-Justine Hospital. An esteemed teacher in psychotherapy, Dr. Villeneuve has trained at the Canadian Psychoanalytic Institute.

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