Group work presents the therapist with many situations, considerations, and, ultimately, decisions that are unique to the practice of group psychotherapy. Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy includes advice and insights from more than fifty of the most eminent group therapists in the world and is edited by two leading thinkers and practitioners in the field. In its pages clinicians will find expert guidance on some of the most difficult situations group therapists face, and they’ll come away from the book with a host of practical strategies for facilitating their work as well as deeper and broader understanding of the overarching ideas that underpin the practice of successful group therapy.
1. Boundary Issues 2. Difficult Patients 3. Complex Defenses 4. Powerful Therapist Reactions 5. Substance Abuse Issues 6. Extraordinary Leadership Challenges 7. Conclusion
About the Editors:
Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA, was on the faculty in the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a supervisor and teacher in the MGH department of psychiatry for almost twenty years. She is president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc., treasurer of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, a past president of NSGP, on the editorial board of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, and has written articles and book chapters and presented extensively on group therapy.
Joseph J. Shay, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, is in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a member of the staff of the joint McLean Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital training program, and an instructor in the department of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He is also on the faculty of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England, and the MGH Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research. He is coeditor of Odysseys in Psychotherapy, coauthor of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, and serveson the editorial board of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.