About the Author:
Irvin D. Yalom, MD, is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundations' Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzsche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy. He lives in Palo Alto, California.
Molyn Leszcz MD, FRCPC, is associate professor and head, group psychotherapy, University of Toronto, department of psychiatry. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
"The quintessential book in the field of group work. It covers all of the main ideas and pragmatic methods that anyone leading a group of any kind must master before beginning such a task. Yalom, with Leszcz, has digested and molded the latest research in the field, along with classic studies, into an enjoyable and enlightening reading experience. The reader will discover the core mechanisms necessary for change to occur in groups. In addition, ways of dealing with difficult group members and mans of accomplishing basic tasks are laid out. This volume is both rich in language and deep in practice."―Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, president, American Counseling Association (2004-2005)
"Yalom and Leszcz masterfully apply their interpersonal approach to a wide range of contemporary topics, and group therapies that are not addressed in previous editions. What is remarkable is the smooth integration of vivid case examples, logically derived clinical knowledge, and up-to-date research findings. The fifth edition of this classic text represents compelling and informative reading for trainees and group therapists of all experience levels."―William E. Piper, PhD, director, Psychotherapy Program, department of psychiatry, University of British Columbia
"How do you improve on the classic group psychotherapy text? Keep the innovative and heuristic conceptual framework and engaging writing style and critically incorporate the changing group paradigms and the important empirical findings. Yalom and Leszcz have produced the new classic group psychotherapy text. This edition is a must read for al therapists, students, and researchers."―Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., PhD, editor, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice
"The single best book in the field of group psychotherapy and one of the enduring classics in all the literature of psychotherapy. It is comprehensive, profound, and beautifully written."―Hillel I. Swiller, MD, director, division of psychotherapy, Mount Sinai Medical Center
"This is far and away the best book about group psychotherapy...Yalom writes fluently, knowledgeably, and with clarity and uncommon good sense."―Contemporary Psychology
"A delight to read: a most important and enriching book for anyone practicing group therapy or counselling on either side of the Atlantic."―British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
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