Interactive Group Therapy Integrating Interpersonal, Action-Oriented, and Psychodynamic Approaches (Hardcover)
|Author: Jay Earley|
|Earley (Director of the Group Therapy Center of Long Island) presents an approach that attempts to combine the three main strands of American group therapy. Covering both long-term and short-term therapies, Early emphasizes an active leadership style, group member interaction as the primary vehicle for change, and an attention to unconscious processes and childhood origins of current problems. He explains the proper way to facilitate this approach and discusses issues arising from special populations.|
From the Publisher:
Interactive Group Therapy is a complete guide to group psychotherapy based on the author's unique integrated approach. Dr. Earley integrates from interpersonal group therapy a focus on the feeling reactions and relationships among group members, from psychodynamic approaches, an appreciation of unconscious processes and childhood origins, and from Gestalt therapy, the importance of awareness, contact, and experimentation. The book develops an action-oriented leadership style for group-centered groups and a new interpersonal understanding of the therapeutic change process in group therapy, leading to an approach that has impressive depth and creativity. It covers both short-term and long-term groups, making it a valuable book for those interested in brief therapies.