Originally published in 1974, the Southwest in the title refers to that region of the USA where a community of therapists grew out of the Southwestern Group Psychotherapy Society, founded in Texas 1956, a regional arm of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). The chapters cover a range of issues from therapists working in this region and were presented as a tribute to the memory of Dr William Sterling Bell, who took an active interest in group psychotherapy from its early beginnings.
In Memoriam: William Sterling Bell 1. David Mendell The Southwestern Regional - A Community of Therapists 2. John Gladfelter The Liabilities of Individual Psychotherapy 3. Myron F. Weiner, Barry Rosson and V. Frank Cody Studies of Patient Affective Self-disclosure 4. Charles W. Archibald, Jr. Group Psychotherapy with American Indians 5. Albert E. Riester and Dinah Lee Tanner The Leadership Laboratory - A Group Counseling Intervention Model for Schools 6. Lewis H. Richmond Observations on Private Practice and Community Clinic Adolescent Psychotherapy Groups 7. Robert L. Beck, Pat Wiggins and Irvin A. Kraft What's in a Name? Name Assignment as a Pathological Function of Role Confusion in a Family 8. Sidney J. Fields Homosexuality: A Confused Trinity 9. Morton Kissen The Concept of Identification: An Evaluation of its Current Status and Significance for Group Psychotherapy 10. A.C.R. Skynner An Experiment in Group Consultation with the Staff of a Comprehensive School 11. Henry P. Powers, Maria Victoria Acosta-Rua and Richard P. Vornbrock Terminating an Open-ended Therapy Group About the Authors