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.
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Table of Contents
Foreword, Howard Kibel.
Part 1: Background and Theory
1. Introduction, Malcolm Pines, Group Analytic Practice and Victor L. Schermer, psychologist, Philadelphia.
2. Psychosis from a Group Perspective, Marvin R. Skolnick, George Washington University Medical School.
3. Splitting and Disavowal in Group Psychotherapy of Psychosis, Nicolas Caparros, psychoanalyst, Madrid.
4. A Biography of Psychosis: Individuals, Groups and Institutions, Salamon Resnik, psychoanalyst, Paris.
Part 2: Technical Aspects of Group Psychotherapy
5. Group Therapy with Schizophrenic and Bipolar Patients: Integrative Approaches, Nick Kanas, Department of Psychiatry, University of California.
6. The Therapist's Role in the Group Treatment of Psychotic Inpatients and Outpatients: A Foulkesian Perspective, Ivan Urlic, Psychiatric Clinic, Clinical Hospital, Split.
7. Resistance, Empathy and Interpretation with Psychotic Patients, Stanley Schneider, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
8. The Group as Therapist for Borderline and Psychotic Patients, Rachael Chazan, Faculty of Psychotherapy, Tel Aviv Medical School.
9. Supportive-Expressive Group Psychotherapy with Chronic Mental Illness, including Psychosis, Tetsuro Takahashi, psychoanalyst, Glenn Lipson, clinical and forensic psychologist and Lane Chazdon, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas.
10. Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy with Chronically Mentally Ill Women, Lawrence L. Kennedy, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas, Susan Bach, Community Psychiatric Clinic, Seattle, Shauna Corbin, Southdown Institute, Ontario, Mary Ann Abbott, clinical psychologist and Bette Ferbrache, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas.
11. Clinical Interventions in Group Psychotherapy, Raman Kapur, Queen's University, Belfast. Part 3: Training, Supervision and Countertransference.
12. Supervision of Group Psychotherapy with Chronic Psychotic Patients, Eugene Della Badia, Horsham Clinic and Pennsylvania Hospital.
13. Psychotherapy Training for Nurses as Part of a Group Psychotherapy Project: The Pivotal Role of Countertransference, Dianne Campbell Lefevre, Anglia Polytechnic University. Part 4: Adjunctive Treatment, Setting and Context.
14. The Role of Assessment and Pharmacotherapy in Group Psychotherapy for Psychosis, Alan M. Gruenberg, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and Reed D. Goldstein, Pennsylvania Hospital.
15. The Therapeutic Community and Schizophrenia, Geoffrey P. Pullen, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford.
16. Confusions in a Therapeutic Milieu, Joseph H. Berke, Arbours Centre, London.
17. Voluntary Work in the Area of Mental Health: The Voluntary Worker's Role in a Therapeutic Centre in Florence, Gianni DiNorscia and Walter Romeo.