This thorough and updated revision of Donigian and Malnati's 1987 text gives counselors and counselors-in-training a unique look at leading group therapists. Theories come alive as twelve leading theoretical practitioners such as Albert Ellis, Victor Yalom, Yvonne Agazarian, Miriam Polster, Scott Rutan, Guy Manater, Mary Jean Paris, Herb Hampshire, John Flowers, William Coulson, and Thomas Bratter apply their respective theories to 6 critical incidents that occur in group therapy. No longer will instructors and students have to guess how these theories would be applied-they will be shown how by the experts. When combined with SYSTEMIC GROUP THERAPY: A TRIADIC MODEL by Jerry Donigian and Richard Malnati, students will be provided with the sum and substance for a course in group therapy/counseling. Not only are students offered the concepts they need to know, instructors will be stimulated to show how these group concepts can be brought to life in their classes.
Demystifying group processes in this edition (first, 1987, by Donigian and Malnati), Donigian (State U. of New York, College at Brockport) and Hulse-Killacky (U. of New Orleans) describe and compare how therapists of different theoretical orientations respond to six critical incidents in group therapy: e.g. mass group denial, a member leaving the group, and a deep disclosure near session termination. The concluding chapter discusses elements in crafting one's own theory of group therapy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.