Time-Managed Group Psychotherapy (Hardcover)

Effective Clinical Applications

By K. Roy MacKenzie

American Psychiatric Publishing, 9780880488631, 472pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1997

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As managed care systems become the most important healthcare delivery models in the United States, they are revolutionizing the way that clinicians provide psychotherapy. Financial considerations and the size of client pools have an increasing expectation that group psychotherapy be the modality of first choice. In this new environment, clinicians must be thoroughly conversant in group therapy techniques to be effective providers.

Written by a leading expert on group therapy, "Time-Managed Group Psychotherapy: Effective Clinical Applications" provides new and experienced clinicians with generic models for the development of efficient and effective interactive groups able to deliver a wide variety of treatment options. It offers a comprehensive examination of the potential of group psychotherapy and an appreciation of time management in its utilization. Based on empirical research and illustrated with numerous examples, this text discusses a variety of treatment models that employ various combinations of supportive, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic techniques.

About the Author

K. Roy MacKenzie, M.D., is immediate Past President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He has been a residency training director in both the United States and Canada and has authored numerous books on psychotherapy, including Introduction to Time-Limited Group Psychotherapy and Effective Use of Group in Managed Care.