Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »
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.