The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

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Basic Books, 2005 - Psychology - 668 pages
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Hailed by Jerome Frank as 'the best book that exists on the subject today, and for the foreseeable future', this book has long been the standard text in the field In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Dr Yalom draws on nearly a decade of new research, as well as on his own broad clinical wisdom and experience, to present the most recent developments in the field. New topics covered include brief group therapy, online therapy, specialized groups (weight loss, addictions, and other ailment-based groups), ethnocultural diversity, trauma, managed care, plus hundreds of new references and clinical vignettes. The style and content of the chapters have been thoroughly updated throughout, while retaining valid research and clinical observations. Illustrating the text are cases from nearly 2,000 group sessions.

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Good introduction to group work. - Goodreads
Yalom is an engaging, clear writer. - Goodreads
He's a good writer and a gifted clinician. - Goodreads
A textbook for study and reference. - Goodreads

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I picked this book for fun and enjoyed it from the first to the last page. Yalom helps his reader through all ins and outs of group psychotherapy. His examples are clear and human and support his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gurjinder - Goodreads

If you are planning on starting a group or continuing a group you must read this book. It breaks down group therapy from how to select members to focusing on the here-and-now to interpersonal work. It ... Read full review

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Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundation's Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, Every Day Gets a Little Closer (with Ginny Elkin), and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy. Molyn Leszcz, M.D., F.R.C.P.(c) is head of the Program in Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto.

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