Chapter 12. Therapeutic Pitfalls

  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.ch12

Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: A Meeting of Minds

Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: A Meeting of Minds

How to Cite

Behr, H. and Hearst, L. (2005) Therapeutic Pitfalls, in Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: A Meeting of Minds, Whurr Publishers Ltd, London, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713006.ch12

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:

  • group analysis;
  • therapists;
  • reticent conductor;
  • professional attention;
  • anxiety

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The reticent conductor

  • The perils of active intervention

  • Ending therapy in a slow-open grou

  • Paddling in the shallows

  • Trigger—happy interpretations

  • Attachment and separation in relation to endings

  • Preoccupation with individuals at the expense of the group

  • Preoccupation with the group as a whole at the expense of the individual

  • Steering between the Scylla of the 'here—and—now'and the Charybdis of the 'there—and—then