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Rutan J. Scott
Mental Health
Collamore Press,U.S.; First Edition edition (June 1984)
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I have used Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy in teaching and find it to be a valuable resource to help graduate-level trainees gain . J. Scott Rutan, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

I have used Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy in teaching and find it to be a valuable resource to help graduate-level trainees gain a good grasp of group dynamics. Nuanced and yet succinct, the book elucidates the fundamentals of group functioning and equips the future practitioner to create an environment in which group members can connect with others in healing and meaningful ways. Scott Rutan, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a form of depth psychology, the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a client's psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension.

This is a lively, pragmatic book that nonetheless does not sacrifice the theoretical and historical depth of the prior work. It is a book for both the beginner and the expert, one that is user friendly, wise, and scholarly, and that draws on decades of expertise. I can hardly wait to recommend this book to my psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and their supervisors.

J. Scott Rutan, Walter N. Stone, and Joseph J. Shay. A wealth of clinical material illustrates the components of effective group therapy and the mechanisms and processes of change. Practical topics discussed include patient selection and preparation, leadership issues, communication of affect in groups, dealing with "difficult" patients, time-limited groups, and facilitating successful terminations.

Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy book.

by J. Scott Rutan, PhD,Walter N. Stone, MD,Joseph J. Shay, PhD.

The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy.

Scott Rutan, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Dr. Rutan was the founder of the Center for Group Psychotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and cofounder of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy.

This widely adopted text and clinical reference covers the whats, whys, and how-tos of setting up therapy groups and making them work. The topics covered include therapeutic factors in group therapy, mechanisms and processes of change, patient selection, group composition, and patient preparation.

This second edition continues to present group therapy as a natural antidote to many of the disorders of this age, particularly narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. Completely rewritten and expanded to reflect recent development in theory and technique, and challenges to psychodynamic theory and the practice of long-term psychotherapy, it presents completely new chapters on time-limited groups and the combination of group therapy with individual therapy and psychopharmacology. Drs. Rutan and Stone offer a consistently psychodynamic approach that demonstrates the cost efficiency of dynamic principles which seek to help the patient gain understanding rather than mere symptom relief in time-limited treatment. The last third of the book is devoted to the explication of key clinical issues such as co-therapy; combining group therapy and psychopharmacology; conjoint therapy; combined therapy; time-limited group therapy; dealing with troublesome patients; scapegoating; and terminations. This text is aimed at group therapists, as well as mental health professionals interested in group psychotherapy, graduate students in psychology, nursing, social work, and residents in psychiatry.
  • Jay
Drs. Rutan and Stone have long been actively involved in the forefront of teaching and conducting Group Psychotherapy. Their credentials, reputations and skills precede them. Yet, none of this guarantees a book which will serve the needs of its readers. With the earlier editions of this volume, readers were taken into the realm of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, in a clear, concise, and useful manner. Often when authors produce books such as this, later revisions are simply a reworking of the previous editions. Not so with this book. In fact, the authors pushed themselves to produce a volume which not only brings the material alive, but draws the reader directly into the process. In their latest edition, Rutan and Stone not only present well articulated clinical examples, but they also share with the reader, the therapist's thoughts that lead to the particular interventions. This takes the use of clinical examples from 2 to 3 dimensional, and allows the reader to more fully understand not only what was done in each situation, but why. The authors also update the book with currrent issues, such as the impact of managed care (although this is not a primary focus of the book). And, as before there is an abundance of information outlining and explaining the underlying theoretical principles which inform this model
As someone who has led, taught and supervised Group Psychotherapy for the past 15 years, I believe that this is one of the best books on this subject, available today. While it is not a general book aimed at providing an overview of Group Psychotherapy, or an overview of various models of Group Psychotherapy, it does translate the authors' clinical insight and experience into a format from which others can learn and grow. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the theory and practice of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.
  • Lyrtois
Efforts to fix organitional, outlining, and other general editing problems from the previous edition, seem to have created greater problems rather than lessening them. That said, I still use it as my primaray text when I teach the subject to doctoral students because I can find nothing that does justice to the subject nearly as well.

Dr. Richard E. Prince