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Table of Contents

99 Unconventional Interventions in Group Psychotherapy





Part I: Unconventional Techniques

For Non-Treatment Destructive Resistances


Part A: For Group Members                      


  •    Clothes Make the Man
  •    The Group Caretaker
  • The Group Interrupter
  • The Group Diverter


  1.      The Hurt Collector
  2.      An Infant in the Kindergarten
  3.      The Body Poet
  4.    The Obsessive–Compulsive Prospective Group Member
  5.    The Case of the Delusional Young Man
  6.    The Germophobe in Group
  7. The Narcissistic in Group
  •    The Addict in Group


  1.    The Reluctant Hero.
  2.   The CHR (Chronic Help Rejecter) in Group.
  1.    Accentuate the Positive.                                                                                                               16. “Do You Think I’m Crazy?”
  2. He Preferred Gratification over Analysis in Group Psychotherapy
  3. The Premature Terminator
  4.    Indifference Is Rage
  5.    “Go Away but Don’t Leave Me Alone
  6.    A Case of Mistaken Identity
  7.    Bernie’s First Reaction Was the Right One           23. All Behavior Is Motivated.                                                                           24.     The Healing Power of the Kindness of Strangers
  8. Norton Wanted the Group’s Help to Mangle His Feelings
  9. Never Tell a Bulimic “Don’t binge!” 27.    She Made an Intrapersonal Problem an Interpersonal One
  10.    He Was Determined to Be Ignored
  11. The Unconscious Mind Is Timeless
  12.    The Ego Knows No Negation
  13.    Who in This Group Is a Pain in the Ass?
  14.    Trust Your Instincts                                                                                         33.     Tony Was a Love Junkie
  15.    She Was Only Bound by Paper Shackles
  16. He Asked for the Group’s Guidance
  17.    Become a Student of Yourself
  18. “When Will I Be Ready to Leave Group?”
  19.    Sow and Ye Shall Reap—But with a Twist
  20.    She Colluded with Him against Herself
  21.    Sex in the City
  22.    When a Member Brings Up Two Separate Topics, They are Usually Related
  23.    Why Should We See You as a Victim?
  24.    She Was Tormented by a Hateful Parental Chorus in Her Head
  25.    Stand Up For Yourself and To Yourself
  26.    Nurturing Her Was Like Water through a Sieve—Nothing Accrued
  27.      Get a Reality Check from the Group
  28.    Nothing of Value Comes Easily
  29.      Feel Guilty without Acting Guilty
  30.   “Why Does My Son Treat Me Like a Schmatte?”
  31.      He Hated Himself for Being Human
  32.      He Left Out the Best Part of the Story
  33.      She Didn’t Want Anyone to Worry about Her
  34.      She’d Preferred to Leave Before She Was Left
  35.      Even Paranoids Have Enemies


Part B: For Group Resistances


  1.      Preparing the Group for a New Arrival
  2.      It’s the Music, Not the Lyrics
  3. Body Language in Group Therapy
  4.      The Wild Man Group
  5.    They Called Her Shelly
  6.      Chit-Chat in the Waiting Room
  7.    The Meaning of Dreams in Group—in a Secure Frame
  8.      The Meaning of Dreams—in an Unsecure Frame
  9.      He Didn’t Know that His Weakness Was His Greatest Strength
  10.    The Eyes Have It!
  11.      A Deafening Silence in Group
  12.     The Ego and the Yid
  13.    Keep A Dead Member’s Memory Alive
  14.      The Group Walked on Eggshells with
  15.      Rules Are Made to Be Broken
  16.      Familiarity Breeds Self-Contempt
  17.      The Group Gave Him a Gift
  18.      Phrases that Inhibit Spontaneous Interaction
  19.    Sanford Was an Extreme Case of a Failure to Launch


Part II: Unconventional Techniques

for Treatment Destructive Resistances


Part C: For Types of Group Members


  1.      A Bigot in Group
  2. A Bigot in Group, Part 2                                                                                                                                                                                                      76.      The Explosive Group Member
  3.      The Member Who Asked Me to Lie
  4.      Withholding Payment                              79.      The Group Provocateur
  5.      The Femme Fatale
  6.      Suicide as the Ultimate Homicide
  7. The Oedipal Group Member
  8. The Disruptive Group Member
  9.      He Saw Her Pull Away but He Didn’t See how He Pushed.   85. What’s Love Got To Do With It
  10.       The Murderous Rage of an HIV+ Man
  11.      A Bully In Group
  12.      She Put Me on a Pedestal, Then Kicked Me Off.
  13.      The Trojan Horse in Group
  14. A Cyber Stalker in Group
  15.        Out-Crazying a Crazy Group Member


Part D: For the Entire Group


  1.      The Too Nice Group
  2.      When I’m Anxious in Group, I Get Everyone to Talk
  3.    “Friends, Romans, Countrymen”
  4.      Sibling Rivalry in Group
  5.      Disbanding an Acting Out Group
  6.      Joining a Conversation at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party



Part III: The Joys and Pains of Employing Unconventional Techniques in Group Psychotherapy



  1.      An Unanticipated Benefit of Being a Group Therapist
  2.      Nobody’s Perfect
  3.      Leading a Group Should Be Gratifying
  4.    The Group Was My Consultant
  5.    The Group Member Who Rejected Me
  6.      Group at Its Best
  7.      Milton Thought He Was All That
  8.      I’m a Professional Voyeur
  9.      Group Leaders Can Feel Vindictive, Too
  10.    If Looks Could Kill
  11.      Texting in Class
  12. To Comply Is to Defy
About the Author
Dr. Pepper has been running groups for over twenty-five years and specializes in group therapy. He has a special gift in helping member's resolve conflicts with.

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