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The link between psychotherapy, group
psychotherapy is learning new personal skills or unlearning inappropriate behaviors
then group psychotherapy is adding the extra dimension of socialization to this
Socialization, learning how to successfully exist in society, we suggest is the common process in all of our lives.
To add this reality-making or reality affirming socialization process to group psychotherapy the leader should know how to quickly guide a new group to the point where the participants can react effectively. To be able to use the group to meet their own needs and be conscious and obliging of the needs of others.
This publication is about assembling a framework of ideas to manage the process of forming, running and concluding a psychotherapy group.
Leading Psychotherapy Groups
The self-administered course is a 550+ page manual / journal integrated
with 4 DVD / videos which offer a multilevel overview of the theories and
practical examples of a dynamic combination of group psychotherapy techniques.
This is a very personal presentation of the simultaneous use of the most modern
psychotherapeutic methods, including Psychodrama, Gestalt Therapy, NeuroLinguistic
Programing, Family Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
of two volumes, an administrators manual and four DVDs, this guide to
leading psychotherapy groups is a meticulously put together and very impressive
introduction to the field. It is an exhaustive introduction to the various components
involved in leading therapy groups and includes areas neglected or covered only
sketchily by many other manuals.'
F.C.L. Allen, PhD., M.A.Ps.S.,
Associate Professor in Psychology
DVD component is prefaced with warnings about usage because of the very powerful
emotional content of some of the group psychotherapy sequences. The four DVDs
contain precisely edited sequences from a 38 hour psychotherapy group. They
are comprehensively indexed.
The person undertaking this training program can see group therapy in action, at its most impactful and vital. The illustrations on the DVD's are real life, with the immediacy and potency that this implies.
The ideas, the tools, the practice of group psychotherapy.
approximately twelve month, self training or administered program for psychologists
and helping professionals working in therapy or personal growth groups
Tested, successful techniques
Clear, concise explanation of theories
Self-paced learning with practical exercises
Comprehensive DVD illustrations from a 38 hour Personal Growth Group
|In a world where most texts on group therapy are dry, theoretical and very guarded, this daring program teaches by demonstration and by doing. It stands alone in being passionate and practical.|
is a world first and unique. There are no actors with this one, this IS the
real deal, warts and all, and what a privilege of invitation Susie Rotch has
extended by producing this absolute gem in the art, skill and powerful intervention
of psychotherapy group work and psychotherapy in practice.
Private Practitioner and Group Therapist, Melbourne
The course is both experiential and structured,
a combination which maximizes participants learning.
is a consistent emphasis on familiar theories combined into highly structured
and readily mastered conceptual grids. This is to break down the complex processes
of group therapy into easy, manageable parts. Each concept is backed by evidence
from experimental and practical psychology.
The concepts are applicable to a very broad range of therapeutic endeavors, across ages, educational levels, presenting problems, and cultural backgrounds of patients and clients.
The models presented can be used by group therapists with a very wide range of theoretical orientations.The writing is at all times fresh, lively and engaging. Susie Rotch has made this an extended conversation between herself and the reader.
really appealed to me were the wonderful diagrams integrating Group stages,
with Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, and the Leadership skills which allow
a group to work optimally at various stages in its life. Conceptually, this
seemed to give a wonderful map for those new to the leadership and processes
of group work. In fact, the whole package is well integrated, and gives a very
useful structure for the planning and execution of group therapy.
I believe it would be a most useful introduction to Group Therapy for students in undergraduate Psychology and Applied Psychology courses, as well as for practicing therapists who wish to broaden their skill base. In fact, for any practitioner who is engaged in the facilitation of any group process, this program would be beneficial.
Educator at the Australian College of Applied Psychology
The program can be self-administered or taught in a
shows that the best way to teach the process skills of group therapy is in a
group, so this is one available option. A manual for trainers to teach the program
in groups is also offered. The DVDs and the self administered manual become
support material for a course in group therapy which is laid out for the trainer
step by step.
The links below will display .pdf files of the index of each Manual/Journal outlines the content of both texts. The emphasis in the manual is on the practical and process skills required to do group therapy at a very high level.
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