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The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy - Irvin Yalom

The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Hardcover Published: July 2005
ISBN: 9780465092840
Number Of Pages: 688

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In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of group psychotherapys standard text, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator present the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise.

Among the significant new topics:

  • * Online therapy

  • * Specialized groups

  • * Ethnocultural diversity

  • * Trauma

  • * Managed care

  • * Plus hundreds of new references and clinical vignettes

    Industry Reviews

    "'Extremely reader-friendly...an almost automatic recommendation for the person about to conduct his first group'. British Journal of Psychotherapy 'A delight to read: a most important and enriching book for anyone practicing group therapy or counselling on either side of the Atlantic'. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling"

  • This is the bible of group therapy.


    Utterly brilliant read for any person interested in psychotherapy or counselling



    The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

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    The therapeutic factorsp. 1
    Interpersonal learningp. 19
    Group cohesivenessp. 53
    The therapeutic factors : an integrationp. 77
    The therapist : basic tasksp. 117
    The therapist : working in the here-and-nowp. 141
    The therapist : transference and transparencyp. 201
    The selection of clientsp. 231
    The composition of therapy groupsp. 259
    Creation of the group : place, time, size, preparationp. 281
    In the beginningp. 309
    The advanced groupp. 345
    Problem group membersp. 391
    The therapist : specialized formats and procedural aidsp. 429
    Specialized therapy groupsp. 475
    Group therapy : ancestors and cousinsp. 525
    Training the group therapistp. 543
    Information and guidelines for participation in group therapy
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    ISBN: 9780465092840
    ISBN-10: 0465092845
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 688
    Published: July 2005
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 5.6
    Weight (kg): 0.95
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: Revised

    Irvin D. Yalom

    About the Author

    Irvin D. Yalom is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. 

    The author of two definitive psychotherapy textbooks, Dr Yalom has written several books for the general reader, including Momma and the Meaning of Life and Love’s Executioner, collections of true and fictionalised tales of therapy; Staring at the Sun; and the novels When Nietzsche Wept; The Schopenhauer Cure, and The Spinoza Problem. Dr Yalom has an active but part-time private practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco, California.

    Visit Irvin D. Yalom's Booktopia Author Page