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The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy [Kindle Edition]

Irvin D. Yalom , Molyn Leszcz
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of group psychotherapy’s standard text, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator present the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise. Among the significant new topics: Online therapy Specialized groups Ethnocultural diversity Trauma Managed care Plus hundreds of new references and clinical vignettes


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"'Extremely reader-friendly...an almost automatic recommendation for the person about to conduct his first group'. British Journal of Psychotherapy 'A delight to read: a most important and enriching book for anyone practicing group therapy or counselling on either side of the Atlantic'. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling"

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"'Extremely reader-friendly...an almost automatic recommendation for the person about to conduct his first group'. British Journal of Psychotherapy 'A delight to read: a most important and enriching book for anyone practicing group therapy or counselling on either side of the Atlantic'. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling"

Product Details

  • File Size: 1756 KB
  • Print Length: 689 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0465092845
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 5 edition (March 3, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GX1O1U
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The "master" speaks to grasshopper... August 1, 2006
Format:Hardcover
Yalom has vast knowledge and experience with group therapy, and in this book he imparts it to neophyte counselors in a logical and detailed format. He carefully explains the therapeutic value of a group, the factors necessary to facilitate change, and the role of the therapist. He emphasizes the here-and-now focus, and how group members create a social microcosm of their life within the therapy group. Yalom advises on practical matters, like the selection of clients and the creation of the group. He then carefully explores the stages that groups move through, and some problem members that one could encounter.

The drawbacks of this volume include the length - it is excessively long (they could cut chapter 9) due to the verbosity of the author. I had to look up several words and phrases that I was unfamiliar with, and I have to admit, some pages bored me. Nevertheless, for a text, this is a great book. I read every page, to the end, even the unassigned chapters. I'll keep this in my library for reference, and I hope to be able to refer to it repeatedly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yalom rocks!! December 12, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love reading Yalom. He makes group therapy concepts flow like a river. I would give this as a gift to every student of psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, that I know. Not having won the lottery, I am thrilled to have it in my own library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars authentic and proficient towards human health September 2, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Cristal clear, authentic, proficient, interpersonal aproach.I read the book 10 - 12 hours per day, almost without pause.Useful in all paradigms. The therapeutic factors are : instilation of hope,universality, imparting information, altruism, corrective recapitulation of thr primary family group. The comparative value of the clients'and therapists' views are very usefully presented.Working in the Here-and-Now, positive and negative catharsis ( with corrective interpretation),and the liaison with other books of professor Yalom, are only a few ideas of this great book. I recommand it for student, teachers and everyone interested in personal development.
Jean Boutiere
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yalom- before he was an author August 26, 2007
Format:Hardcover
This book was a required reading for one of my classes at school. I am familiar with Yalom's work after he became an author of more popular literature (The Gift of Therapy, Love's Executioner, etc.) so I was half expecting this book to be written in the same style. It is written like a text book. At times, you can see Yalom's personality coming through, but most of it is dry and rather unemotional. However, this book is still edifying and (while not entertaining) easily read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic September 14, 2013
By Jeffeff
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This is Yalom. What more do I need to say? His respect for the contributions of clients/patients to their own healing, and the healing of other persons in group context inspires me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy by Irwin Yalom is on of the best books available on Group Psychotherapy. You will learn about group psychodynamics and how to move the group forward in a positive direction. This is a wonderful book for psychiatrists to read. It is very well written and easy to understand. I give it a 5 star Excellent rating. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 31, 2013
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Excellent book, a must have additon to any counseling student's library. The book is set up in an easy to follow format, and the authors message is easy to understand. I have the kindle version and I love it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy February 18, 2006
Format:Hardcover
A comprehensive text that is easy to read and comprehend.Very helpful for anyone planning to lead a group in therapy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars group therapy
The book contain general descriptions of how to do therapy. However, for me was useless because there are not examples of how to construct group therapy curriculum.
Published 3 days ago by marlene
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The book met my expectations - it was just what I needed and arrived in plenty of time.
Published 10 days ago by Norbeck
4.0 out of 5 stars theroy and practice
it is a worth while resource for my class and a good reference book
this book is a great addition to my library
Published 14 days ago by oldgrayone
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what it's cracked up to be.
Very disappointed for how much fame Yalom has. It took him forever to say something that could be said in much less pages. It's over 500 pgs. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Nicole Neupert
5.0 out of 5 stars Book as described
Good book to have in your repertoire particularly when you are first learning about different types of therapy. Irvin Yalom is a gifted psychiatrist and writer.
Published 1 month ago by dr psyc
5.0 out of 5 stars Group work
Enhanced my group work practice. Especially enjoyed the 11 factors of a group, great to use these for evaluations too!
Published 1 month ago by Toni Tinirau
5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliant book
The seminal text on group therapy dynamics. Yalom is a leader in the field, and this is a good starting point for group therapy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Required for class
Book is a keeper. I had to use it for a class but after class was done I decided to keep it as a reference book as it is easy reading and has concepts well explained that will come... Read more
Published 1 month ago by PATRICIA RAMIREZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Information
I loved this book. In addition to sharing the dynamics of group therapy along with common challenges therapists can expect to face; I learned quite a few new vocabulary words.
Published 2 months ago by Kristi G.
1.0 out of 5 stars If you have a reading program, or like having a copy limit dont buy...
I have a learning disability and there for need a program copy the text to read it to me. Now not even a 1/3 way threw the book I hit my copy limit making the book useless for me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by shane bowie
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