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Few innovations in the field of psychotherapy have made such a universal impact as that of family therapy. The authors of 'The Group Process as a Helping Technique' have now brought family therapy within the same framework, holding that the underlying principles of group and of family treatment can become part of the thinking of members of the caring professions in general and of all whose work brings them into contact with people's problems and relationships. In this work they take the reader through a deceptively simple account of the origins of various forms of group work, culminating in the therapy of family groups, illustrating each form of group process with succinct examples from group counselling, social case-work, child guidance, family psychiatry, terminal care and mental health consultation. The scholarly discussion is illuminated with excerpts from Henry James, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Jane Austen and Conan Doyle, as well as from Sigmund Freud, Ezriel, Bion, Foulkes, Caplan, Skynner, Satir and Melanie Klein.

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1988/89 On the cover of this book there is the following quotation:'I commend to the reader this original and major contribution to the understanding of the principles of family functioning on which therapeutic endeavours so largely depend'-Professor Fred H.Stone , Emeritus Professor, Department of Child and Family Psychiatry,University of Glasgow.I entirely agree with Professor Stone.This book is written in clear concise English.I found my own ideas were clarified.The theme which recurs throughout the book-be it in a passage on group therapy,group counselling,group discussion or the family group-is the importance of seeing the group as a whole.I think one should plan to spend the weekend reading this book as a whole and,in that way,the beauty of the way the story unfolds,page by page,becomes apparent.Reading it suddenly made me understand some of my old friends better:for example,the description of Bion's work is extremely clear.This book is ideal for anyone who wonders what the wooly world of groups is all about and how the family can be placed within the group work context.The phrase, 'the book makes a good read,'is true ... I feel that this book should be in every library where thoughts about people and working in groups are important. -- Group Analysis The Journal of Group Analytic Psychotherapy

1989 ... a very useful read for anyone working with families... a common sense synthesis of current theories (well illustrated with case histories)... makes fascinating reading for those working alongside familied in crises. Highly recommended. -- Palliative Medicine

1989 .... would be very valuable for trained group workers who want a familiar introduction to family therapy ... a very good introduction to group work. -- Journal of Social Behaviour

2 July 1988 ...the authors write clearly and perceptively, ther book cannot fail to interest those working in group or family therapy. -- British Medical Journal Volume 297

May 1988 ...written in such a way as to provide a clear and understandable review of group work theory, and a valuable link of this to family work. -- Kate Wilson University of Hull

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