Bion and group psychotherapy: Bion and Foulkes at the Tavistock
Hume, Francesca (2010) Bion and group psychotherapy: Bion and Foulkes at the Tavistock. In: The groups book. Psychoanalytic group therapy: Principles and practice including The Groups Manual. A treatment manual with clinical vignettes. The Tavistock Clinic Series . Karnac Books, London, pp. 101-128. ISBN 9781855758506Full text not yet available from this repository.
The treatment manual is intended to serve more than one purpose. It is designed to be a research tool, making possible the standardization and validation of a treatment method. It is also a highly condensed primer and a practicum, offering a description of psychoanalytic group therapy which will act as a handbook for the beginner and as an aide-memoirefor the more experienced therapist. Many therapists will have had some experience with individual patients but wonder how they are to convert that knowledge into the practicalities of running a group, in which seven or eight patients are seen simultaneously. For young practitioners in a National Health Service setting, this can be a daunting prospect. It is difficult to do group therapy well, yet when it is done well it provides an invaluable therapeutic medium for a collection of patients it might be neither possible nor wise nor even necessary to see in individual treatment. In other words, there are many patients for whom a group is the treatment of choice.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalysis
Groups & Organisations > Group Psychotherapy
|Department/People:||Adult and Forensic Services|
|Depositing User:||Ms Angela Douglas|
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2010 16:20|
|Last Modified:||09 Feb 2016 10:28|
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