Attachment theory is influencing how we understand interpersonal relationships and how psychotherapy can help facilitate change for those struggling in relationships. More recently, researchers and clinicians have applied attachment theory to group treatment, one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy to address interpersonal difficulties. This book highlights some of the bridges between attachment theory and contemporary approaches to group treatment. In addition to applying attachment theory to innovative treatments, each chapter addresses a specific way in which attachment impacts the members¿ capacity for empathy and perspective taking; the development of cohesion in the group; the automatic fight-flight response during group interactions; members¿ ability to tolerate diversity; and the leaders¿ capacity to foster safety within the group. This book will help group leaders gain a richer understanding of attachment theory and attachment based techniques that will ultimately benefit their groups. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.
Author: Daniel S. Brown, Jr.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Communication theory provides a compelling way to understand how people of faith can and should work together in today’s tumultuous world. In this book, fifteen authors present their experiences and analyses of interfaith dialogue, and contextualize interfaith work within the frame of rhetorical and communication studies.
The most comprehensive and thoroughly researched text available on this topic, Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition underscores the notion that group work is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Edited by renowned leaders in the field, this thoroughly updated and revised Second Edition explores current literature and research and offers suggestions for practice in psycho-educational, counseling, and therapy groups. The Handbook is divided into five main sections: current and historical perspectives, best practices, multicultural and diverse groups, groups in special settings, and an introduction to special topics.
Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-08-22
Group counseling is a dynamic and valuable treatment device used by therapists throughout the psychological disciplines, one that has proven effective in promoting change and growth in a variety of populations and settings. The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling takes an innovative approach to this expansive topic, providing both a comprehensive field manual for practitioners and an authoritative reference work for teachers and researchers. Comprising 31 topic-based chapters by leading practitioners and researchers, this handbook covers the full spectrum of current and relevant topics in group counseling, including: - definitions and background - history and efficacy - key change processes (e.g., therapeutic factors, group cohesion, group climate) - group leader strategies and characteristics - new applications for group counseling strategies, including online groups - group counseling with special populations - the future of group counseling With roots in the most recent and relevant literature, The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling is an ideal text for training programs (counselor education, clinical psychology, social work, or human services) or as a reference for researchers in counseling psychology. Whoever the reader, it a valuable and comprehensive guidebook for both students and practitioners in the growing practice of group counseling.
Author: Sara Maltzman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-07-14
Genre: Counseling psychology
The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology presents a multidisciplinary approach to a biopsychosocial, translational model of psychological treatment across the lifespan. It describes cutting-edge research across developmental, clinical, counseling, and school psychology; social work; neuroscience; and psychopharmacology. The Handbook emphasizes the development of individual differences in resilience and mental health concerns including social, environmental, and epigenetic influences across the lifespan, particularly during childhood. Authors offer detailed discussions that expand on areas of research and practice that already have a substantive research base such as self-regulation, resilience, defining evidence-based treatment, and describing client-related variables that influence treatment processes. Chapters in newer areas of research are also included (e.g., neuroimaging, medications as adjuncts to psychological treatment, and the placebo effect). Additionally, authors address treatment outcomes such as evaluating therapist effectiveness, assessing outcomes from different perspectives, and determining the length of treatment necessary to attain clinical improvement. The Handbook provides an entree to the research as well as hands-on guidance and suggestions for practice and oversight, making it a valuable resource for graduate students, practitioners, researchers, and agencies alike. "
Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Authored and edited by leading experts in the field of group work and endorsed by the Association for Specialists in Group Work, this kit is a collection of brief, research-based practice volumes designed to provide practitioners, instructors, students, and trainees concrete direction for improving group work. Coverage spans the entire group work process from conceiving an idea for a group and delivering it to evaluating its conduct and effectiveness. The nine individual books address critical practical areas within group work and follow a general outline prepared by the editor which includes: theoretical aspects of the process, the evidence base and support, the topic highlighted, two real case studies, and five learning exercises. Each book in the kit also covers diversity and multicultural issues as well as accreditation or specialty standards. Individual practice books: 1. What Is Group Work? Robert K. Conyne and Leann T. Diederich 2. Effective Planning for Groups Janice L. DeLucia-Waack and Amy G. Nitza 3. How to Form a Group Lynn S. Rapin and Jeri L. Crowell 4. Groups: Fostering a Culture of Change Cheri L. Marmarosh, Emily Carter Dunton, Claudia Ammendola 5. How to Select and Apply Change Strategies in Groups Ed Jacobs and Chris J. Schimmel 6. How to Help Leaders and Members Learn from Their Group Experience Donald E. Ward and Christopher A. Ward 7. How Leaders Can Assess Group Counseling Maria T. Riva and Robin E. Lange 8. Groups in Community and Agency Settings Niloufer M. Merchant and Carole J. Yozamp 9. Group Work in Schools John C. Dagley and Erin M. English
Die Aufsätze dieses Bandes dokumentieren Freuds lebenslange Auseinandersetzung mit den einst in den Drei Abhandlungen dargelegten Auffassungen über Liebe und Sexualität. Anhand neuen klinischen Materials hat er sie immer wieder in fundamentaler Weise in Frage gestellt, unermüdlich revidiert und korrigiert. Um nur drei dieser Neuerungsbereiche zu erwähnen - erst allmählich konnte er die auf den ersten Blick abenteuerlich anmutenden Sexualtheorien der Kinder entdecken; zeitgemäße eigene Voreingenommenheit hinderte ihn lange daran, die Besonderheiten der weiblichen Sexualentwicklung ins Auge zu fassen und seine Vorstellung von der Frau als penislosem Mängelwesen zu relativieren; mehr und mehr sah er sich veranlaßt, biologische und kulturtheoretische Überlegungen einzubeziehen, um die Tatsache des verbreiteten Unglücks in den menschlichen Sexual- und Liebesbeziehungen verstehbar zu machen. Was Freud in den verschiedenen Aufsätzen dieses Bandes jeweils ganz neu formulierte -, trug er in einem permanenten Werkdialog in die nachfolgenden Auflagen der Drei Abhandlungen ein.