Table of Contents
99 Unconventional Interventions in Group Psychotherapy

Part I: The Nitty-Gritty of Doing Group Psychotherapy
1. Phrases that Inhibit Spontaneous Interaction
2. Leading a Group Should Be Gratifying

Part II: Some People Don’t Want What They Say They Want (Unconventional Techniques for Non-Treatment-Destructive Resistances)
Part A: For Group Members
3. Clothes Make the Man
4. The Group Caretaker
5. The Group Interrupter
6. The Group Diverter
7. The Hurt Collector
8. An Infant in Kindergarten
9. The Body Poet
10. The Obsessive–Compulsive Prospective Group Member
11. The Case of the Delusional Young Man
12. The Narcissistic in Group
13. The Addict in Group
14. The Reluctant Hero
15. Accentuate the Positive 16. “Do You Think I’m Crazy?”
17. He Preferred Gratification over Analysis in Group Psychotherapy
18. Indifference Is Rage
19. “Go Away but Don’t Leave Me Alone”
20. A Case of Mistaken Identity
21. Bernie’s First Reaction Was the Right One 22. The Healing Power of the Kindness of Strangers
23. Norton Wanted the Group’s Help to Mangle His Feelings
24. Never Tell a Bulimic “Don’t binge!” 25. She Made an Intrapersonal Problem an Interpersonal One
26. He Was Determined to Be Ignored
27. Who in This Group Is a Pain in the Ass?
28. Trust Your Instincts 29.Tony Was a Love Junkie
30. She Was Only Bound by Paper Shackles
31. Are You A Missile?
32. Become a Student of Yourself.
33. She Colluded with Him against Herself
34. Sex in the City
35. Nurturing Her Was Like Water through a Sieve—Nothing Accrued
36. Get a Reality Check from the Group
37. Nothing of Value Comes Easily
38. Guilty Until Proven Innocent
39. He Hated Himself for Being Human
40. He Left Out the Best Part of the Story
41. Worry Is Jewish Love
42. Even Paranoids Have Enemies

Part B: For Group Resistances

43. Preparing the Group for a New Arrival
44. How Is the Group Responding to the New Member?
45. It’s the Music, Not the Lyrics
46. Body Language in Group Therapy
47. The Wild Man Group
48. They Called Her Shelly
49. Chit-Chat in the Waiting Room
50. The Meaning of Dreams in Group—in a Secure Frame
51. The Meaning of Dreams—in an Unsecure Frame
52. How Can Needy Be a Dirty Word? It Has More than Four Letters
53. The Eyes Have It!
54. A Deafening Silence in Group
55. The Ego and the Yid
56. Keep a Dead Member’s Memory Alive
57. The Group Walked on Eggshells with Wilson
58. Rules Are Made to Be Broken
59. Familiarity Breeds Self-Contempt
60. Familiarity Breeds Self-Contempt, Part 2
61. The Group Gave Him a Gift
62. Sanford Was an Extreme Case of a Failure to Launch
. 63. The Unconscious Mind Is Timeless
64. The Ego Knows No Negation
65. All Behavior Is Motivated.
66. “When Will I Be Ready to Leave Group?”
67. To Have Someone Is to Lose Someone

Part IV: Some People Really Don’t Want What They Say They Want
(Unconventional Techniques for Treatment-Destructive Resistances)

Part C: For Types of Group Members

68. A Bigot in Group
69. A Bigot in Group, Part 2 70. The Explosive Group Member
71. Withholding Payment 72. The Group Provocateur
73. The Femme Fatale
74. Suicide as the Ultimate Homicide
75. The Oedipal Group Member
76. The Murderous Rage of an HIV+ Man
77. A Bully in Group
78. She Put Me on a Pedestal, Then Kicked Me Off.
79. The Trojan Horse in Group
80. A Cyber-Stalker in Group
81. Out-Crazying a Crazy Group Member
82. To Comply Is To Defy
83. The Germophobe in Group
84. The Chronic Help Rejecter (CHR) in Group
85. The Premature Terminator

Part D: For the Entire Group

86. The Too Nice Group
87. “Friends, Romans, Countrymen”
88. The Group Member Who Rejected Me
89. Disbanding an Acting-Out Group
90. Joining a Conversation at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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

91. An Unanticipated Benefit of Being a Group Therapist
92. Group at Its Best
93. Texting in Class
94. Milton Thought He Was All That
95. I’m a Professional Voyeur
96. Group Leaders Can Feel Vindictive, Too
97. If Looks Could Kill
98. The Emotional Inheritance
99. You Can’t Recapture a Moment
100. The Final Chapter

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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