1st Edition

Group Work With the Emotionally Disabled

ISBN 9781138873193
Published June 23, 2015 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an exciting and informative volume on the use of social group work in psychiatric settings. As it affirms the significance of social group work’s clinical potential, Group Work With the Emotionally Disabled fosters further development in this highly specialized area of human service.

Baruch Levine, a prestigious social group worker and clinical theorist, has edited this exceptional volume that emphasizes the coexistence of mental illness and mental health in effective group experiences for treating mental disability. Readers are treated to a comprehensive history of the development of the use of social group work practice with the emotionally disabled in psychiatric settings. Other authoritative chapters focus on the practice aspect and explore the problems and issues in group work with the emotionally disabled, the settings for group treatment of the chronically ill and psychiatrically at-risk, and the development of comprehensive approaches to the treatment and rehabilitation of persons with severe mental illness.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • I. Past/Present Issues in Group Work With the Emotionally Disabled
  • Thirty Five Years of Group Work in Psychiatric Settings
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Group Approaches for Persons With Severe Mental Illness: A Typology
  • Group Exposure: A Method of Treating Agoraphobia
  • An Adaptive Approach to Group Therapy for the Chronic Patient
  • New Directions in Children’s Group Therapy: Integrating Family and Group Perspectives in the Treatment of At Risk Children and Families
  • The Discharge Issues Group: A Model for Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Units
  • Short-Term Group Psychotherapy With the ‘Family Absent Father’ in a Maximum Security Psychiatric Hospital
  • An Educational Occupational Issues Group for the Chronic Psychiatric Patient

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