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Group Psychotherapy

Studies in Methodology of Research and Therapy

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674600249

Publication Date: 01/01/1953

615 pages

33 tables, 7 charts


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Group therapy for the mentally ill is a major advance over previous forms of treatment in that it is not only less expensive but frequently more effective than those used heretofore. This book reports on a well-organized study of the procedures and dynamics of group therapy (a) with groups of neurotic outpatients and (b) with groups of chronically ill hospital schizophrenics.

The staff of this project had varied experience in psychiatry, in psychology, and in sociology, and this experience added considerable breadth to the thinking of the 22 medical doctors involved. How the investigators evolved their techniques of research, how the research teams were formed, operated, and solved their personal and teamwork problems, the success or failure of different methods used, and the practical implications for future therapy—all are described.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and all others concerned with research in psychotherapy of all types will be interested in this book.

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