Group Psychotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer by James L Spira PhD;Geoffrey M Reed

By James L Spira PhD;Geoffrey M Reed

This publication incorporates a real wealth of knowledge in regards to the staff remedy procedure, discusses many of the stories of breast melanoma sufferers, and provides instruments that either quite new and pro therapists can depend on whereas starting new teams. whereas delivering a scientific framework for health and wellbeing pros who desire to provide crew psychosocial aid to breast melanoma sufferers, this handbook trains therapists to assist workforce participants comply with the analysis of breast melanoma, deal with therapy, and comply with dwelling with melanoma via contemplating its influence on their lives.

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Thus, therapists should track each group member’s concerns and offer an opportunity for her to talk about her issues during the session. Common themes often are raised, and they form the basis of that session’s discussion. During Check-In, other group members and the therapists sometimes ask questions to clarify or deepen the issues and feelings presented, but the therapists also communicate that major exploration of specific issues will wait until all group members have checked in. For example, a therapist may tell a member who begins to engage in an extended expression or exploration of a particular issue that this might be something important to discuss with the whole group later during the session.

They may choose to exchange phone numbers and to see one another between sessions. It is important, however, that these meetings not be kept secret from the others. If members see one another outside the group, they must report this to the group and let the group know what they did when they got together. It is best for the therapists to adopt an encouraging though relatively neutral attitude toward social interactions among members outside the group. If members choose to exchange telephone numbers or to organize get-togethers, they should initiate and manage Group Structure and Content I 41 these tasks themselves.

Socializing Members should also be told that, unlike some other forms of group therapy, they are free to associate outside the group. They may choose to exchange phone numbers and to see one another between sessions. It is important, however, that these meetings not be kept secret from the others. If members see one another outside the group, they must report this to the group and let the group know what they did when they got together. It is best for the therapists to adopt an encouraging though relatively neutral attitude toward social interactions among members outside the group.

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