A developmental model of group psychotherapy with children and adolescents that emphasizes relationships in the therapeutic process. Implicit to this book is the assumption that behavioral and attitudinal changes are made out of increased and continued acceptance by the therapist and group. Most traditional models do not highlight the equal importance of the group’s acceptance.
An effort has been made to bridge the theory-practice gap, to communicate the art of group psychotherapy with children and adolescents. The experiential intertwining of the relationships and the dynamic parallel processes of individual and group dynamics have a multidetermined and multivaried impact on the group. (468 pgs)