Time-Managed Group Psychotherapy: Effective Clinical Applications

Time-Managed Group Psychotherapy: Effective Clinical Applications

By: K. Roy MacKenzie (author)Hardback

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As managed care systems become the most important healthcare delivery models in the United States, they are revolutionizing the way that clinicians provide psychotherapy. Financial considerations and the size of client pools have an increasing expectation that group psychotherapy be the modality of first choice. In this new environment, clinicians must be thoroughly conversant in group therapy techniques to be effective providers. Written by a leading expert on group therapy, Time-Managed Group Psychotherapy: Effective Clinical Applications provides new and experienced clinicians with generic models for the development of efficient and effective interactive groups able to deliver a wide variety of treatment options. It offers a comprehensive examination of the potential of group psychotherapy and an appreciation of time management in its utilization. Based on empirical research and illustrated with numerous examples, this text discusses a variety of treatment models that employ various combinations of supportive, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic techniques.

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K. Roy MacKenzie, M.D., is immediate Past President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He has been a residency training director in both the United States and Canada and has authored numerous books on psychotherapy, including Introduction to Time-Limited Group Psychotherapy and Effective Use of Group in Managed Care.


Understanding Small Groups. The psychotherapy landscape. A generic model of psychotherapy. The nature of the small group. Assessment and Pretherapy Tasks. Assessment of the patient. Formulation of a focus and interpersonal diagnosis. Group composition and pretherapy preparation. Implementing the Generic Group. The beginning: the engagement stage. Dealing with conflict: the differentiation stage. Interpersonal work. Termination. Therapist style and technique. Group Models for Clinical Service Systems. Planning for clinical group programs. Models of group psychotherapy. Appendixes : Global assessment of functioning scale (GAFS). Global assessment of relational functioning (GARF) scale. Multiaxial evaluation report form. Psychological mindedness scale. Quality of relationships scale. List of important relationships. Interpersonal work sheet. Target goals form. Patient information handout: information regarding group therapy. Group report forms. Model confirmation letter. Crisis intervention group information sheet. Patient change measures. Group process measures. Current books. Source notes. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780880488631
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780880488631
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 0880488638

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