Routledge Library Editions: Group Therapy consists of nine titles, originally published between 1972 and 1994. It brings together authors from Europe, the UK and the US, and includes a selected bibliography of group psychotherapy for students and teachers. This is a great opportunity to trace the historical development of group therapy from a number of different perspectives.
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Volumes in Routledge Library Editions: Group Therapy (click on a title below to see more information on an individual volume):
The Group and the Unconscious by Didier Anzieu
Originally published in 1984, this is the first published account in English of the development of group psychotherapy in France.
Personal Styles in Neurosis: Implications for Small Group Psychotherapy and Behaviour Therapy by T.M. Caine, O.B.A. Wijesinghe, D.A. Winter
Originally published in 1981, the authors use their own research findings to demonstrate the fundamental importance of ‘personal style’ in treatment allocation and response.
Perspectives in Group Psychotherapy: A Theoretical Background by P.B. de Maré
This book, originally published in 1972, aims to provide a theoretical framework for group therapists. Its scope is broad, touching on philosophy, psychology, sociology, communication and general systems theory.
Group Psychotherapy for Students and Teachers: Selected Bibliography, 1946–1979 edited by Jerald Grobman
Originally published in 1981, this is a carefully selected bibliography of group psychotherapy for both students and teachers, divided into three useful parts containing relevant journal articles and book chapters.
Psychoanalytic Therapy in the Hospital Setting by Paul L. Janssen
Though the impetus for psychoanalytic and group-analytic inpatient psychotherapy largely came from the UK, it was in Germany that this work was supported, developed and researched to a greater extent than elsewhere. Originally published in English for the first time in 1994, Paul Janssen describes the different models which had been tried and evaluated, and explains his own integrative model.
Basic Aspects of Psychoanalytic Group Therapy by Peter Kutter
First published in English in 1982 and based on more than five years of experience with therapy groups in the author’s own practice, this book aims to introduce the reader to psychoanalytic group therapy.
Selves in Relation: An Introduction to Psychotherapy and Groups by Keith Oatley
First published in 1984, this book introduces the theory of individual and group therapy, and explains some of its principles in practice. Although there had been a rapid development of ideas in the area of psychotherapy at the time, it was only shortly before the original publication of this book that these had been related to theory.
How to Begin a Psychotherapy Group: Six Approaches edited by Herbert M. Rabin, Max Rosenbaum
Originally published in 1976, this book discusses the formation and beginning of psychotherapy groups and examines the treatment of a number of social problems through group therapy.
Group Psychotherapy from the Southwest edited by Max Rosenbaum
Originally published in 1974, the Southwest in the title refers to that region of the USA where a community of therapists grew out of the Southwestern Group Psychotherapy Society, founded in Texas in 1956, a regional arm of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).