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Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups - Yvonne M. Agazarian

Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups

Paperback Published: 31st December 2004
ISBN: 9781855753358
Number Of Pages: 336

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Systems-Centered Therapy (SCT) is an innovative approach to psychotherapy that synthesizes a finely-tuned awareness of the defensive roles of anxiety and depression, with an analysis of the phases of group development. This volume introduces the theory of living human systems and maps out its operationalization in a structured treatment model. This book will be of interest to both practitioners and trainees in group and individual psychotherapy.

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'[Dr Agazarian] has produced a volume that is comprehensive, detailed, and filled with delicious controversy. Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups is a major contribution to the theory of group treatment, and takes its place among the giants in the field.' nne Alonso, Ph.D. 'This absorbing book systematically unfolds Yvonne Agazarian's own form of Systems-Centered Therapy... Her method is an impressive integration of Lewin's field theory, "group-as-a-whole" methodology, and developmental dynamics. The whole amounts to a new and comprehensive system of psychotherapy that repays careful reading... Agazarian's hallmark is a deep understanding of human developmental potential that has been blocked by defences against mental pain and that can be released in psychotherapy.' Malcolm Pines, M.D., FRCP, FRCPsych 'An innovative and comprehensive addition to the field of group therapy.' Walter N. Stone, M.D.

Introduction: Autobiography of a Theoryp. 1
A Theory of Living Human Systems
An Overview of the Theory and Its Practicep. 17
Subgroupingp. 41
Boundaryingp. 62
Defense Modification in the Phases of Group Developmentp. 84
Systems-Centered Practice
The Authority Issue
Social Defensesp. 119
Cognitive Defensesp. 142
Psychosomatic Defensesp. 170
Masochistic Defensesp. 187
Sadistic Defensesp. 204
Role Relationship Defensesp. 221
Resistance-to-Change Defensesp. 241
The Intimacy Issue
Defenses against Separation and Individuationp. 257
Life and Interdependency
Defenses and the Experienced SCT Groupp. 279
Glossary of SCT Termsp. 299
Referencesp. 311
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9781855753358
ISBN-10: 1855753359
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 31st December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.18
Weight (kg): 0.5

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