The New Group Therapies Author:Hendrik M. Ruitenbeek Back of book states: — "Greater self awareness! — Much confusion and misinformation has spread about today's group therapeutic techniques. As the distinguished scholar and psychotherapist Dr. Hendrik M. Ruitenbeek explains in his fascinating study, this is mainly because the purposes and practices of the new therapies are more varied, more unconve... more »ntional, and, in many cases, more startling effective than any that have come before.
The New Group Therapies is a handbook that explores the evolution, achievements, methods and organization of virtually all the new psychodynamic movements - from the relinquishing of traditional doctor-patient privacy to the acceptance of self-revelation through mutual confrontation, from psychodrama to sensitivity groups, from Synanon and Daytop to the Esalen experiment, from nude happenings to marathon encounters and more.
Dr. Ruitenbeek presents an in depth examination of how people learn to experience the impact they make on one another. His book is essential for anyone concerned with the future of the movement towards greater human awareness."