The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

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Basic Books, 2005 - Psychology - 668 pages
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"Dr. Irvin D. Yalom is joined by Dr. Molyn Leszcz for this completely revised and expanded fifth edition. The authors present the latest research and clinical guidelines on group psychotherapy and explore the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their own broad clinical wisdom and experience. This edition features new sections on brief group therapy, online therapy groups, ethnocultural diversity, trauma, managed care, and specialized and structured groups (addictions and groups for the medically ill), as well as updated references and new clinical vignettes drawn from the authors' recent practice."--Jacket.

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Irv Yalom has long been a leader in the field of group psychotherapy. With the addition of Molyn Leszcz the latest edition of this well-received textbook in group psychotherapy is even more rich and textured. One of the must-reads for group therapists of all experience levels.
J. Scott Rutan
(Past President, American Group Psychotherapy Association)
 

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The definitive Bible, for those who do group therapy. For those who are facilitators of support groups, this book, has a lot of helpful insights and wisdom. A must read for those who do group counseling.

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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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