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A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups

How does a therapist go about starting a psychotherapy group? In this practical guide the reader finds the elements, both attitudinal and procedural, needed for starting a therapy group. The processes of obtaining referrals, selecting clients, orienting and educating clients, and preparing clients for psychotherapy are covered in clear step-by-step procedures. Tables and charts are provided for the necessary record keeping. The initial chapters detail the important stages leading up to the first therapy session. Eminent group therapists present special chapters on various therapeutic approaches. The topics of terminating groups and the role of the therapist close this pragmatic guide to therapy groups.A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups assists psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians, pastoral counselors, school and college counselors and other trained therapists in the process of forming and maintaining groups.

Audience
Psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians, pastoral counselors, school psychologists, college counselors, and other credentialed therapists.

Paperback, 198 Pages

Published: August 1999

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-564745-8

Reviews

  • "Excellent idea and greatly needed."
    The Prepublication Reviews, --DAVID HAWKINS, MD, University of North Carolina and Duke University; President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association


    "While there are several books on the dynamics of group psychotherapy, none of the available books take up the process of starting a group with any clarity. [This book is] an excellent introduction to the start-up process. I would recommend it to students and psychotherapists."
    --HENRY SPITZ, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Group Psychotherapy Program, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
    "This book would be of value to therapists and students interested in starting up a group."
    --HILLEL SWILLER, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Psychotherapy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    "In A Guide To Starting Psychotherapy Groups, editors John R. Price, David R. Hescheles, and A. Rae Price have collaborated to assist psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians, pastoral counselors, school counselors, and other trained therapists in the process of forming and maintaining therapy groups. Included is all the basic information and necessary steps for getting groups started (beginning with the first mention of group therapy to clients); clarification of differing theoretical approaches to doing group therapy); helpful guides for tracking referrals and billing; analysis of group psychotherapy's effectiveness; attention to special groups and co-therapy leadership; and authoritative articles by international leaders in group psychotherapy. A Guide To Starting Psychotherapy Groups is essential, invaluable reading for anyone contemplating or currently conducting a group counseling activity."
    Published Reviews:, --MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW (as posted on amazon.com)

Contents

  • J.R. Price, D.R. Hescheles, and A.R. Price, Introduction and Definitions.J.R. Price and A.R. Price, Attitudes and Expectations.J.R. Price and A.R. Price, Referrals to Group.J.R. Price, D.R. Hescheles, and A.R. Price, Selecting Clients for Group Psychotherapy.J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, Orienting and Educating Clients.L. Hoffman, Preparing the Patient for Group Psychotherapy.J.R. Price and A.R. Price, Record Keeping.J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, The Group or Client's First Session.E. Shapiro, Cotherapy.E. Shapiro, Special Groups.J.S. Rutan and A. Alonso, Reprise: Some Guidelines for Group Therapists.A. Fuhriman and G.M. Burlingame, Does Group Psychotherapy Work?S.D. Rose, Group Therapy: a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach.J.S. Rutan and W.N. Stone, Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.J. Gladfelter, Redecision Therapy.J.J. O'Hearne, Transactional Analysis in Groups.J.S. Rutan, Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy.J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, Termination.J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, Your Role as Therapist.Appendixes:A: Helpful Names and Addresses.B: J.R. Price, Introduction to Group Psychotherapy.C: American Group Psychotherapy Association, Inc., A Consumer's Guide to Group Psychotherapy.D: Psychotherapy Finances, Glossary of Acronyms and Managed Care Terms.E: Suggested Reading--A Beginning.Index.

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