This book presents a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment that combines individual case formulation with group interventions informed by contemporary psychodynamic and interpersonal theories.
Designed as a manual for training and teaching, this book shows how group psychodynamic-interpersonal psychotherapy (GPIP) practitioners combine knowledge of the interpersonal factors that underlie each patient’s symptoms, with a sound understanding of group process theory and stages of group development, to effect real and lasting change.
Chapters include a wealth of hands-on tools including practice guides, self-study quizzes, clinical vignettes, and reflective questions. The authors also provide instructions on process and progress monitoring, which allows therapists to access timely feedback about the functioning of the group and each patient, improving their outcomes by highlighting what is working and what needs to change.
About the Authors:
Giorgio A. Tasca, PhD, is a full-time professor in the School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada, and director of the Psychotherapy Practice Research Network. He is past president of APA Division 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy), an APA fellow, and editor of Group Dynamics. Dr. Tasca teaches at l’universita degli studi di Bergamo, and is scientific director of la Scuola Psicoterapia Integrata in Bergamo, Italy. He conducted several randomized controlled trials of group psychotherapy and published on advanced statistical modeling for group research. He lives in Ottawa, Canada. Visit his profile page at https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/#!/members/1693 and follow @giorgiotasca.
Samuel F. Mikail, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Waterloo and maintains a private practice in Newmarket, Canada. He is a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with over 25 years of experience in adult clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology.
Dr. Mikail was a founding member of the Ottawa Group Psychotherapy Association and served as a presidential officer of the Canadian Psychological Association (2017-2020). He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and books spanning the fields of mental health, health psychology, chronic pain, and disability and rehabilitation. Visit his website at http://mikailpsychology.com/
Paul Hewitt, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, and has been cited as one of the top 10 Canadian clinical psychology professors for research productivity. He has published numerous books, chapters, and journal articles on perfectionism, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Visit https://hewittlab.psych.ubc.ca/people/dr-paul-hewitt/