Group Psychotherapy of the Psychoses: Concepts, Interventions and Contexts (International Library of Group Analysis) (Paperback)
Arguing that group psychotherapy is a particularly effective method of treatment for psychotic patients, Group Psychotherapy of the Psychoses draws together the world's leading exponents in a comprehensive exploration of theory and practice. The contributors consider the development of the study of psychosis as well as the more recent advances in assessment, diagnosis and group treatment, covering such topics as:conceptual schema and models of the psychoses variations of group therapy approaches and their effectiveness interpretations and interventions with clients coping with countertransference, counteridentification and counterresistance multimodal treatment and the importance of context training and supervision problems peculiar to groups treatment in a therapeutic community.
Victor L. Schermer is a psychologist in private practice and clinic settings in Philadelphia. He is co-author with Charles Ashbach of Object Relations, the Self and the Group, co-editor with Malcolm Pines of Ring of Fire, and has written widely on psychology and psychotherapy. He is a Full Clinical Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Executive Director of the Psychoanalytic Study Group and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Conflict. Malcolm Pines is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and group therapist and is based at the Group-Analytic Practice in London. He is past President of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and former Consultant at the Tavistock Clinic. He is the International Library of Group Analysis series editor, author of Circular Reflections: Selected Papers on Group Analysis and Psychoanalysis, and co-editor with Irene Harwood of Self Experiences in Group, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.