The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

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Basic Books, 1995 - Psychology - 602 pages
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Irvin D. YalomÕs 'The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy' has long been the standard text in its field. Indeed, in a survey reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, it was cited as one of the ten most influential psychiatry publications of the past decade, and it was one of the very few judged to be of 'seminal or lasting value.' In this edition - updated to reflect the American Psychiatric AssociationÕs latest diagnostic manual, the DSM-IV - 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.
 

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Contents

The Therapeutic Factors
1
Interpersonal Learning
17
Group Cohesiveness
47
An Integration
69
Basic Tasks
106
Working in the HereandNow
129
Transference and Transparency
189
The Selection of Patients
217
In the Beginning
293
The Advanced Group
326
Problem Patients
369
Specialized Formats and Procedural Aids
404
The Specialized Therapy Group
449
Group Therapy and the Encounter Group
481
Training the Group Therapist
511
Notes
533

The Composition of Therapy Groups
244
Place Time Size Preparation
266
Index
587
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Page iii - These factors are: (1) instillation of hope; (2) universality; (3) imparting of information; (4) altruism; (5) the corrective recapitulation of the primary family group; (6) development of socializing techniques; (7) imitative behavior; (8) interpersonal learning; (9) group cohesiveness; (10) catharsis; and (11) existential factors.

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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.

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