Introduction to Groupwork: A Group-Analytic Perspective (Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Introduction to Groupwork: A Group-Analytic Perspective (Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy)

By: Keith Hyde (author), Sheila Ernst (author), Bill Barnes (author)Paperback

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BASIC TEXTS IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY Series Editor: Stephen Frosh This is a new series on the fundamentals of counselling and therapy which will be essential reading for counsellors and psychotherapists both in training and in practice, as well as a wide range of professionals including nurses, social workers, teachers and doctors. Building on the individual's personal experience of groups, starting in the family, the authors offer an account of why things happen as they do in groups. They provide a basis for developing groupwork in a wide range of settings, rooted in an understanding of the interaction between individual and group processes. Particular attention is paid in the group-analytic approach to the social, cultural and institutional context within and outside the group. This book can be used both as a text for courses and to lead the therapist or group worker through the stages of establishing and conducting a group appropriate to the needs of the particular clients, residents or patients.

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About Author

BILL BARNES was, until his death, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Director of the NHS Consultation and Psychotherapy Service in Liverpool. SHEILA ERNST is a Training Group Analyst with the Group Analyst Network and teaches at Birkbeck College and the Institute of Group Analysis. She is co-author (with Lucy Goodison) of In Our Own Hands and co-editor of Living with the Sphinx (with Marie Maguire). KEITH HYDE is a Group Analyst, Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Director of a new Therapeutic Community. Formerly he was Medical Director of an NHS Mental Health Trust and Convenor of the Manchester Course in Group Psychotherapy.


Foreword by Jeremy Holmes Acknowledgements Introduction: Looking at Groups The Individual and the Group Growing a Group What Happens in a Group? Working in the Group: Negotiating the Boundaries Working in the Group: Intervention and Interpretations Differences in Groups: Homogeneity and Heterogeneity Working Together On Becoming a Group Therapist Glossary Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/07/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780333632246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780333632246
  • weight: 266
  • ISBN10: 0333632249

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