Removing the Roadblocks: Group Psychotherapy with Substance Abusers and Family Members
Based on the author's 18 years of experience supervising group therapists, this quintessentially practical book is designed to help practitioners think through and formulate appropriate strategies in their clinical work. Utilizing many clinical examples, and providing explanations throughout for her interventions, Vannicelli pays special attention to the therapeutic stance - where the clinician positions him or herself in relation to the patient, and why; and how various strategies and techniques maximize the patient's opportunity for therapeutic growth. A hallmark of Dr. Vannicelli's approach, richly illustrated in this work, is her sensitivity to countertransference and the ways it can be used productively in clinical practice.
Designed for all mental health professionals who work with substance abusers, the book's focus on practical clinical issues also makes it ideal for paraprofessionals.
It is an excellent text for courses on substance abuse in social work, psychology, nursing, and other disciplines, as well as for courses in group psychotherapy.
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RATIONALE FOR DYNAMICALLY ORIENTED GROUP
BEGINNING THE GROUP
SPECIAL POPULATION ISSUES
RecoveryRelated Defenses in the Individual Group Member
Disequilibrium Associated with Recovery
I Am Not the Problem
GROUPS FOR ACOAs
REMOVING THE ROADBLOCKS WITHIN
The Patient Who Talks about His Feelings but Is Emotionally
The Patient Who Fears Loss of Control
The Patient Who Is Sitting on Something Awful from
REMOVING THE ROADBLOCKS IN THE THERAPIST
Negative SelfView to Preserve Parental Goodness
DEFINING THE JOURNEY
REMOVING THE ROADBLOCKS IN
GROUP AVOIDANCE ACTIVITIES
The Group That Engages and Pulls Back
Changing Time Zones
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