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  • J S Rutan
  • 1992
The author provides an overview of critical factors in the working phase of group psychotherapy from the perspective of psychodynamic theory. The discussion is organized around a clinical vignette to illustrate various types of intervention such as past, here and now, future; individual, interpersonal, group as a whole; in group--out of group;(More)
Object relations theory is seen as a conceptual framework that adds to the classical Freudian structural theory. The synchrony between the two theories is manifest in psychodynamic group psychotherapy. This paper explores the convergence of these theories, emphasizing concepts from object relations theory and focusing on three major aspects as they appear(More)
This paper represents the author's Presidential Address to the American Group Psychotherapy Association, delivered at the annual meeting on February 11, 1988, in New York. The author poses a challenge: What can we teach society about how to make our groups more healing and productive? He suggests certain guidelines relating to effective communication,(More)
The authors studied T-groups offered in psychiatric residency programs in the United States in 1992. A 32-item questionnaire was sent to the residency training directors of 297 psychiatric programs and 34% responded. Results of the questionnaire are presented and their possible implications are discussed. These include: (1) programs that offer T-group value(More)
The noted humorist Dave Barry, in looking back over his life and thinking of things he had learned, said one of the things he learned was that "There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'" (1998, p. 182). Following in Dave Barry's path, I would like to look back over the 45+ years I've been practicing group therapy and see if there is(More)