A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups by John R. PriceA Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups by John R. Price

A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups

byJohn R. PriceEditorDavid R. Hescheles, A. Rae Price

Paperback | August 15, 1999

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How does a therapist go about starting a psychotherapy group? In this practical guide the reader finds the elements, both attitudinal and procedural, needed for starting a therapy group. The processes of obtaining referrals, selecting clients, orienting and educating clients, and preparing clients for psychotherapy are covered in clear step-by-step procedures. Tables and charts are provided for the necessary record keeping. The initial chapters detail the important stages leading up to the first therapy session. Eminent group therapists present special chapters on various therapeutic approaches. The topics of terminating groups and the role of the therapist close this pragmatic guide to therapy groups.

A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groupsassists psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians, pastoral counselors, school and college counselors and other trained therapists in the process of forming and maintaining groups.



  • Steps for getting groups started, beginning with first mention of group therapy to clients
  • Clarification of differing theoretical approaches to doing groups
  • Helpful guides for tracking referrals and billing
  • Analysis of group psychotherapy's effectiveness
  • Attention to special groups and co-therapy leadership
  • Authoritative articles by international leaders in group psychotherapy

About The Author

John R. Price, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist in Kansas City, MO, has been in private practice for 35 years, and has been a group psychotherapist for over 20 years. Dr. Price is a Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a past Chairman of the Board of the Group Psychotherapy Founda...
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Title:A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy GroupsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

J.R. Price, D.R. Hescheles, and A.R. Price, Introduction and Definitions.
J.R. Price and A.R. Price, Attitudes and Expectations.
J.R. Price and A.R. Price, Referrals to Group.
J.R. Price, D.R. Hescheles, and A.R. Price, Selecting Clients for Group Psychotherapy.
J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, Orienting and Educating Clients.
L. Hoffman, Preparing the Patient for Group Psychotherapy.
J.R. Price and A.R. Price, Record Keeping.
J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, The Group or Client's First Session.
E. Shapiro, Cotherapy.
E. Shapiro, Special Groups.
J.S. Rutan and A. Alonso, Reprise: Some Guidelines for Group Therapists.
A. Fuhriman and G.M. Burlingame, Does Group Psychotherapy Work?
S.D. Rose, Group Therapy: a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach.
J.S. Rutan and W.N. Stone, Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.
J. Gladfelter, Redecision Therapy.
J.J. O'Hearne, Transactional Analysis in Groups.
J.S. Rutan, Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy.
J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, Termination.
J.R. Price and D.R. Hescheles, Your Role as Therapist.
Appendixes:
A: Helpful Names and Addresses.
B:J.R. Price, Introduction to Group Psychotherapy.
C:American Group Psychotherapy Association, Inc., A Consumer's Guide to Group Psychotherapy.
D:Psychotherapy Finances, Glossary of Acronyms and Managed Care Terms.
E: Suggested Reading--A Beginning.
Index.

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Prepublication Review"While there are several books on the dynamics of group psychotherapy, none of the available books take up the process of starting a group with any clarity...an excellent introduction to the start-up process. I would recommend it to students and psychotherapists".Henry Spitz, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Group Psychotherapy Program, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons