By Lawrence I. Sank, Carolyn S. Shaffer (auth.)
One of the nice benefits of rational-emotive remedy (RET) and cog nitive habit treatment (CBT) is they usually hire psycho academic methods-including bibliotherapy, workshops, lectures, classes, recordings, and flicks. I created RET initially of 1955 after I had deserted the perform of psychoanalysis simply because i discovered it to be hugely inefficient and philosophically superficial. Being virtually hooked on one-to-one treatment because of my analytic education and adventure, I at the start did RET merely with person consumers and located this pioneering type of CBT significantly more suitable than the opposite ther apies with which I had experimented. through 1957, even though, i noticed that RET may be taught to giant num bers of people via self-help books and articles and that RET -ori ented writings couldn't merely turn out worthy to most people yet that they can even be effectively hired to hasten and accentuate the treatment of my person consumers. I as a result wrote a few RET self support books-especially the right way to stay with a Neurotic (1957), intercourse with out Guilt (1958), a brand new consultant to Rational residing (with Robert A. Harper; unique variation, 1961), and A consultant to winning Marriage (with Robert A. Harper, 1961).
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What follows is a list of advantages intrinsic to the group format as opposed to individual treatment. Not all will necessarily apply to the particular patient, but at least several can be mentioned in an effort to assure the patient of the appropriateness of the referral for him, thus establishing a positive expectancy. Advantages of a Group Format over Individual Treatment Vicarious Learning The group format allows patients to observe other group members using the skills they are being taught.
Clarification of Questions or Misconceptions about the Group The screening therapist now turns his attention to clarifying common misconceptions that are sometimes held about groups. The following is a list of some of these preconceived ideas together with the more realistic descriptions of this particular group therapy: 1. The touchy-feely myth: Groups are composed of a series of exercises where participants are compelled to physically and/or mentally disrobe in an Esalen-type encounter group.
While the group leaders encourage openness and the sharing of "secrets" (as in the warm-up exercises), there is no direct pressure on individual members to disclose specific goals or details of their lives. The sharing of personal goals proves to foster group cohesion and a sense, experienced by many group members, that they were not chosen at random to be in the group but that there were similarities in goals and symptomatology. " Also, the therapists are given the opportunity quite deliberately to point out (when this is not spontaneously done by the group members themselves) that there are obvious similarities among the group members in goals and presenting problems.