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Psychoanalytic Group Therapy - The Library of Object Relations (Hardback)
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Psychoanalytic Group Therapy - The Library of Object Relations (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 01/10/1994
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Karl Koenig and Wulf-Volker Lindner have distilled their many years of research, rich clinical experience, and extensive theoretical knowledge of analytic group psychotherapy. Now, for the first time in English, they present their Gottingen model of group therapy, a welcome addition to the literature that greatly extends our understanding of the complex processes of groups and their ability to promote growth and healing. Informed by Freudian, Foulkesian, and object relations approaches to individual and group analytic therapy, Konig and Lindner's extensive theoretical understanding of groups and individuals is saturated with a flexible common sense that moves comfortably between theory and practical application. They are at their best in explaining the transition between the therapist's essential human experience and his role in the group when they discuss such matters as the understanding of neutrality as a dynamic concept, the situations that trigger transference, and the functioning of the therapist as a model of openness. It is the transitional areas and forces that are the most in focus for the authors: those between individual and group, between group and therapist, between inside and outside, and between the learning of the therapist and the growth of group members. It is a testament to the authors' skill that they are able to explore these areas at the same time as they outline practical approaches to a full range of topics that need to be considered in the conduct of group therapy.

Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
ISBN: 9781568211190
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 216 x 160 x 22 mm


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With clarity, precision and thoughtfulness, the authors, renown in Germany, draw from the work of American, British and European schools, explain the theory and practice of the Goettingen model of group therapy. Basic concepts are defined systematically and illustrated with clinical examples. The references to modern German literature are extremely useful. This is an excellent introduction for mental health professionals with many insights for experienced clinicians. -- Earl Hopper, Ph.D.
I give a warm welcome to this book which gives to English readers their first opportunity to learn in depth how analytic group psychotherapy is taught and practiced in Germany. The authors give a clear detailed account of the similarities and differences between Foulkes' Group Analysis and the Goettingen model, knowledge of which will add considerably to our therapeutic repertoire. The careful analysis of levels of regression and how these can be recognized and controlled is illuminating and we can appreciate the careful research that our German colleagues have been able to carry out. This book should be in the library of all teaching institutions and will be of value to the individual practitioner. -- Malcolm Pines, F.R.C. Psych
Koenig and Lindner's book constitutes an unusually successful marriage between a broadly based text and a wealth of applied clinical observations. In spite of the fact that this volume integrates several schools of thought, it is eminently readable and complements ideally the North American literature in this field. -- John T. Salvendy, M.D.
This book is at once a compact handbook for the teacher of group therapy, a source of thoughtful new ideas for the scholar and researcher, an integration and review of the foundations and current state of the art, and an inviting and easily accessible primer for the relative newcomer to group therapy field. It is clearly written and so beautifully translated that the reader has no hint that it was not originally written in English. Psychoanalytic Group Therapy is a brilliant and wise addition to our understanding of the power of the group to affect healing. It will be welcomed by all therapists who feel that psychoanalysis and group dynamics form a powerful partnership towards the treatment of human suffering... -- David E. Scharff, M.D., International Psychotherapy Institute and the IPA Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis
This book is at once a compact handbook for the teacher of group therapy, a source of thoughtful new ideas for the scholar and researcher, an integration and review of the foundations and current state of the art, and an inviting and easily accessible primer for the relative newcomer to group therapy field. It is clearly written and so beautifully translated that the reader has no hint that it was not originally written in English. Psychoanalytic Group Therapy is a brilliant and wise addition to our understanding of the power of the group to affect healing. It will be welcomed by all therapists who feel that psychoanalysis and group dynamics form a powerful partnership towards the treatment of human suffering. -- David E. Scharff, M.D., International Psychotherapy Institute and the IPA Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis

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