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Group Action

Group Action

The Dynamics of Groups in Therapeutic, Educational and Corporate Settings

T. Martin Ringer

Martin Ringer, an internationally known consultant and writer on group psychology, here outlines techniques for understanding groups that will be relevant to those who lead teams in any setting. The result is an accessible guide both to leading a group, and to understanding the necessary dynamics that will result in the best team-work. more »

2002, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-028-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
The Group as Therapist

The Group as Therapist

Rachael Chazan

In this clear and accessible text, Rachael Chazan argues the case for the classical analytic group and demonstrates its potential benefits. She applies the model to couples and multiple family groups, and groups with psychotic and borderline personalities, using illustrations from her own extensive clinical experience. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-906-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

A Systems-Centered Approach to Inpatient Group Psychotherapy

Yvonne M. Agazarian

This book is built around the transcript of an inpatient therapy session, giving the reader the opportunity to follow verbatim how systems-centered therapy actually works. The Other chapters give an overview of the systems-centered ideas, their formulation as a theory, and the systems-centered methods that put the theory into practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-917-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Relevance, Dismissal and Self-Definition

Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Relevance, Dismissal and Self-Definition

Arthur H. Feiner

Most books on psychoanalysis, its theory or its process, are packed with abstract, esoteric lingo that's fars away from how people feel or express themselves. This one is different in that it's of the "she-said" variety, and at the same time presents a pot full of insight about patients that really rings true. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-864-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
The Psyche and the Social World

The Psyche and the Social World

Developments in Group-Analytic Theory

Edited by Dennis Brown and Louis Zinkin

In this examination of the legacy of Foulkes, the theoretical foundations of group psychotherapy are applied to a range of groups, including family therapy, institutional dynamics and educational therapy. Contributors include distinguished group analysts, such as Pines and De Mar, and junior analysts selected for their original thinking. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-928-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 290pp
Bion and Group Psychotherapy

Bion and Group Psychotherapy

Edited by Malcolm Pines

Wilfred Bion's synthesis of the approach of classical psychoanalysis based on the individual with that of group dynamics has been of enduring influence. The contributors to this volume examine his theories and demonstrate that a later generation is still actively working with the implications of Bion's writings. more »

2000, Paperback: £34.99/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-924-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 416pp
The Evolution of Group Analysis

The Evolution of Group Analysis

Edited by Malcolm Pines

S. H. Foulkes was the founder of the group analytic school of group psychotherapy. Amongst the subjects covered in this volume are the nature of the therapeutic process in the light of recent research in child development, the relationship of group analysis to psychoanalysis and the school of Lacan, and research into the results of group therapy. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-925-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 575pp

A Workbook of Group-Analytic Interventions

David Kennard, Jeff Roberts and David A. Winter
With a contribution from Yiannis Arzoumanides
With a contribution from Malcolm Pines

This book is designed to complement the academic and experiential training of therapists. Written by experienced practitioners, it gives trainees a practical insight into the ways in which group analysts may tackle difficult situations, allowing them to understand more fully the nature of intervention right from the beginning of their training. more »

2000, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-897-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp
Autobiography of a Theory

Autobiography of a Theory

Developing a Theory of Living Human Systems and its Systems-Centered Practice

Yvonne M. Agazarian and Susan P. Gantt

Systems-centred practice and its theory are one of the most important developments in group psychology in the last forty years. In this book Yvonne Agazarian traces the evolution of her ideas and their application to create a meta-theory, the theory of living human systems. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-847-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Children of Social Trauma

Children of Social Trauma

Hungarian Psychoanalytic Case Studies

Terez Virag
Translated by Emma Roper-Evans

The author has pioneered individual and group therapy with Holocaust survivors and their descendants, identified as the `Holocaust syndrome', in the grandchildren of socially traumatized individuals. The book explores the use of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in work with the psychological effects of social trauma on succeeding generations. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-848-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Bion, Rickman, Foulkes and the Northfield Experiments

Bion, Rickman, Foulkes and the Northfield Experiments

Advancing on a Different Front

Tom Harrison

The Northfield Experiments, conducted during the Second World War, mark an important moment in the development of the therapeutic community movement. This is the first book to record the experiments in detail. The book provides a fascinating account of a significant advance in psychiatry. more »

2000, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-837-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Foundations and Applications of Group Psychotherapy

A Sphere of Influence

Mark F Ettin

The author focuses on how to provide effective individual treatment within psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups, and examines the structural properties of such groups as organizational entities in their own right. The book is divided into two main parts, covering foundations and applications. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-795-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 454pp

Rediscovering Groups

A Psychoanalyst's Journey Beyond Individual Psychology

Marshall Edelson and David N. Berg

Edelson and Berg use stories to present, reflect on and learn from experience. The authors deplore the tendency to rely on individual psychology for understanding problems in groups or organizations and so, emphasizing the psychopathology of individuals, to blame them for what is going on. more »

1999, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-726-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 450pp

Group Psychotherapy of the Psychoses

Concepts, Interventions and Contexts

Edited by Victor L. Schermer and Malcolm Pines

Arguing that group psychotherapy is a particularly effective method of treatment for psychotic patients, this book draws together the world's leading exponents in a comprehensive exploration of theory and practice, covering the development of the study of psychosis as well as the more recent advances in assessment, diagnosis and group treatment. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-584-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 450pp

The Group Context

Sheila Thompson

This introductory book describes the complex ideas integral to group work in a clear and accessible way so as to make them available to a wide readership. Sheila Thompson provides ways to understand the group process and then shows how that understanding can be applied both inside and outside purely therapeutic settings. more »

1998, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-657-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

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