Chapter 11. Bringing Therapy to an End

  1. Harold Behr MBBCh, DPM, FRCPsych, M Inst GA and
  2. Liesel Hearst Dip Soc Sci, MAPSW, M Inst GA

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713006.ch11

Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: A Meeting of Minds

Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: A Meeting of Minds

How to Cite

Behr, H. and Hearst, L. (2005) Bringing Therapy to an End, in Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: A Meeting of Minds, Whurr Publishers Ltd, London, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713006.ch11

Author Information

  1. Training Group Analyst, Institute of Group Analysis (London) Private Practice: The North London Centre for Group Therapy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861564757

Online ISBN: 9780470713006

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Keywords:

  • therapeutic process;
  • conductor;
  • anxiety;
  • emotions;
  • spontaneous expressions

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The ending of a group

  • The rituals of ending

  • Ending therapy in a slow-open group

  • The timing of departure from an ongoing group

  • Defences against ending

  • Attachment and separation in relation to endings

  • Contact after the end of therapy

  • A timely ending

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