In this era of rising health care costs, the economy of group therapy has sparked a renewed interest among mental health professionals. Beginning with a review of group therapy's roots in psychoanalysis, Group Therapy in Clinical Practice moves on to discuss how modern group therapy can be successfully employed in a variety of hospital and medical settings. It includes the needs of special populations such as adolescents, elderly patients, HIV-positive and AIDS patients, patients who abuse substances, and trauma patients.
In Group Therapy in Clinical Practice, 38 experts explore how this treatment modality can be used to its greatest effect in today's clinical setting and in the decade ahead.
Long-Term Psychodynamic Therapy Groups. The contribution of analytic group therapy to the psychoanalytic process. Group analysis. Self-psychological contributions to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Groups in Hospital and Medical Settings. Group psychotherapy for chronically mentally ill patients. Inpatient group psychotherapy. The community meeting. Groups in the day hospital. Medication groups. Staff support groups for high-stress facilities. Group therapy with medically ill patients. Family support groups for medically ill patients and their families. Special Populations in Group Therapy. Creating the adolescent group psychotherapy experience. Group psychotherapy for elderly patients. Group psychotherapy with HIV-positive and AIDS patients. Dynamic group therapy for substance abuse patients: a reconceptualization. Groups for patients with histories of catastrophic trauma. Special Considerations. Combined individual and group psychotherapy. Ethical and legal issues in group psychotherapy. Establishing groups in an individual office practice. Gender Issues in Groups. Women in group psychotherapy. Men in group therapy. New Applications of Group Theory and Technique. Time-limited group theory and technique. Cognitive-behavior group therapy. Research. Research on group psychotherapy: overview and clinical applications. Teaching and Training. Training for group psychotherapy. Process groups for training psychiatric residents. How to run a group psychotherapy workshop.