Group Therapy: Theory, Practices and Effectiveness


Hellen Derrickson (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY048000

As the power of talk therapy was beginning to be discovered, it became clear at about the same time that it was very difficult to provide individual therapy for many people at the same time. Such therapy was extremely time-consuming and costly of human energy. This book reviews group therapies, personal growth groups, and support groups. It discusses the theories, practices and effectiveness of group therapy.

(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Four-Step Integrative Model for Group Psychotherapy: Description, Development and Application in Egyptian Culture (pp. 1-18)
Refaat Mahfouz, M.D., Mohamed Taha, M.D. and Waguih William IsHak, M.D. (FAPA, Washington, D.C., US)
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Chapter 2 – Overview of Group Therapies, Personal Growth Groups and Support Groups: Theories and Research Support (pp. 19-38)
Rebecca Coleman Curtis and Afshan Ladha (University & Faculty, WA White Institute)

Chapter 3 – Group Dynamics in Older People‘s Closed Groups: Findings from Finnish Psychosocial Group Rehabilitation for Lonely Older People (pp. 39-74)
Kaisu H. Pitkälä, M.D., Ph.D., Niina Savikko and Pirkko Routasalo (University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Unit of Primary Health Care)
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Chapter 4 – Group Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: Theory, Practice and Effectiveness (pp. 75-102)
Carla Vanti, Silvia Borghi and Paolo Pillastrini (Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 5 – Psychological Effects of Collaborative Lego® Block Creation (pp. 103-118)
Daiki Kato (Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan)

Chapter 6 – The Effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Soccer Performance (pp. 119-130)
Tam Llewellyn-Edwards, Ph.D. and B. A. Mary Llewellyn-Edwards (Llewellyn Consultancy)


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