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A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups : Mental Health Professionals - John R. Price

A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups

Mental Health Professionals

By: John R. Price (Editor), David R. Hescheles (Editor), A. Rae Price (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 1999
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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.
Key Features
* Steps for getting groups started, beginning with first mention of group therapy to clients
* Clarification of differing theoretical approaches to doing groups
* Helpful guides for tracking referrals and billing
* Analysis of group psychotherapy's effectiveness
* Attention to special groups and co-therapy leadership
* Authoritative articles by international leaders in group psychotherapy

Prepublication Review
"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...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

Introduction and Definitions
Attitudes and Expectations
Referrals to Group
Selecting Clients for Group Psychotherapy
Orienting and Educating Clients
Preparing the Patient for Group Psychotherapy
Record Keeping
The Group or Client's First Session
Special Groups
Reprise: Some Guidelines for Group Therapists
Does Group Psychotherapy Work?
Group Therapy: a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy
Redecision Therapy
Transactional Analysis in Groups
Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy
Termination
Your Role as Therapist
Appendixes
Helpful Names and Addresses
J.R. Price, Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Inc., A Consumer's Guide to Group Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy Finances, Glossary of Acronyms and Managed Care Terms
Suggested Reading--A Beginning
Index
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ISBN: 9780125647458
ISBN-10: 012564745X
Series: Mental Health Professionals
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.32  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32