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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)
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)
Demonstration groups, a major modality for observing group process, have not been addressed in the group psychotherapy literature. This article defines the demonstration group and describes and discusses its various components: the volunteers (group members) and their recruitment, the demonstration group itself, group member debriefing, and the didactic(More)