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Foundations and Applications of Group Psychotherapy : A Sphere of Influence - Mark F. Ettin

Foundations and Applications of Group Psychotherapy

A Sphere of Influence

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9781853027956
Number Of Pages: 454

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The author focuses on how to provide effective individual treatment within psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups, and examines the structural properties of such groups as organizational entities in their own right. The book is divided into two main parts, covering foundations and applications. The former looks at the history and epistemology of the grouping process, considering both practical and philosophical questions. The latter looks at specific psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic uses of the group medium, from which the reader can expect to gain both an in-depth understanding of the human grouping process and a practical knowledge of how to organize, facilitate, and manage collective treatment regimens. The final chapter of the book considers the logistics of small-group participation and the mythic roots of small-group culture. Although each chapter can be read as a discrete unit, they are linked and sequenced by recurrent motifs, consistent structural analyses, and a generalized perspective about collective dynamics.

Forewordp. xv
Second Thoughtsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
The Logos of Small-Group Participation: Structural Guidelines and Organizational Formatsp. 5
Foundations: History
Sitting in on Socrates' Walking Groupsp. 31
The Invention of Modern Group Treatment at the Turn of the Twentieth Centuryp. 56
The Growth Spurt of Group Psychotherapy: Innovations Prior to World War IIp. 79
Foundations: Epistemology
A Group Is a Group Is a Group? Building a Collective Experience Through Inductive Processesp. 115
The Epistemology of the Group-as-a-Whole: Relying on Deduction to Render the Group Intelligiblep. 148
The Art of Depiction: Finding Meaning in the Collective Processp. 174
Applications: Psychoeducation
Myth, Metaphor, and Miracle in the Moment of Making: Leadership and Residence in Unstructured Process Groupsp. 211
Managing Group Process in Nonprocess Groups: Working with Structured Theme-Centered Tasksp. 233
Group Development: Building Protocols for PsychoeducationalGroupsp. 260
Applications: Psychotherapy
Sphere of Influence: Holding Together in Remote Groupsp. 289
Group Analysis: A Causal Paradigm for Working Through Impassep. 314
The Group as a Cultural Phenomenon: Transforming Experience Through Collective Imageryp. 340
The Mythos of Small-Group Culture: Object Relations and Primitive Processesp. 369
The Evolution of the Human Collective: A Myth for Modern Timesp. 404
Referencesp. 426
Name Indexp. 445
Subject Indexp. 448
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ISBN: 9781853027956
ISBN-10: 1853027952
Series: International Library of Group Analysis
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 1st June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2