The theory and practice of group psychotherapy

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Basic Books, 1985 - Medical - 590 pages
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Hailed by Jerome Frank as "the best book that exists on the subject, today and for the foreseeable future". Yalom's The Theory and Practice of Group P sychotherapy has long been the standard text in its field. In this completely revised and expanded third edition, Dr. Yalom presents the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as his own broad clinical wisdom and experience. In addition to entirely new material, the author has updated the style and content of the chapters, while retaining valid research and clinical observations. Illustrating the text are cases from nearly 2,000 group sessions that he has led over the past decade. "Lucid, focused, and in a word superb!"--Myron F. Weiner, Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center. Tables, Notes and Index.

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This is a classic text for group psychotherapy. I was not disappointed. In my opinion, Yalom is amazing! Read full review

Contents

The Therapeutic Factors in Group Therapy
4
Interpersonal Learning
43
An Integration
70
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About the author (1985)

Irvin D. Yalom, June 13, 1931 - Irvin D. Yalom was born in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 1931, of parents who immigrated from Russia shortly after World War I. Yalom entered into medical school intent on studying the field of psychiatry. His first writings were scientific contributions to professional journals. His first book, "The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy" was widely used as a text for training therapists. It has been translated into twelve languages and spawned four editions. "Existential Psychotherapy" followed, which was a textbook for a course that did not exist at the time, and then "Inpatient Group Psychotherapy," a guide to leading groups in the inpatient psychiatric ward. In an effort to teach aspects of Existential Therapy, Yalom turned to a literary conveyance and wrote a book of therapy tales called "Love's Executioner", two teaching novels, "When Nietzsche Wept" and "Lying on the Couch" and, "Momma and the Meaning of Life," a collection of true and fictionalized tales of therapy. These books went on t o be best sellers, and "When Nietzsche Wept" won the Commonwealth Gold Medal for best fiction of 1993. They have been widely translated,each into about fifteen to twenty languages, and have had considerable distribution abroad.

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