Handbook of Behavioral Group Therapy

  • Dennis Upper
  • Steven M. Ross

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Procedural and Process Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Martin Sundel, Sandra Stone Sundel
      Pages 3-24
    3. Nancy B. Cohn, Neal H. Mayerson
      Pages 63-82
    4. Jeffrey R. Bedell, Diann Dee Michael
      Pages 83-118
    5. Perry L. Belfer, Philip Levendusky
      Pages 119-144
    6. John V. Flowers, Bernard Schwartz
      Pages 145-170
  3. Clinical Applications with Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Sheldon D. Rose, Craig W. LeCroy
      Pages 173-202
    3. J. Stephen Hazel, James A. Sherman, Jean Bragg Schumaker, Jan Sheldon
      Pages 203-246
    4. Lyle E. Kantor
      Pages 247-274
    5. Julia Steinmetz Breckenridge, Larry W. Thompson, James N. Breckenridge, Dolores E. Gallagher
      Pages 275-299
  4. Clinical Applications for Specific Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-302
    2. Peter M. Lewinsohn, Julia Steinmetz Breckenridge, David O. Antonuccio, Linda Teri
      Pages 303-329
    3. Billy A. Barrios, Rex W. Turner, Steven M. Ross
      Pages 331-420
    4. Kevin B. McGovern, Steven H. Jensen
      Pages 421-442
    5. Paul M. G. Emmelkamp, Antoinette C. M. Kuipers
      Pages 443-471
    6. Gerard J. Connors, Stephen A. Maisto, Linda C. Sobell, Mark B. Sobell
      Pages 473-487
    7. Ronald J. Kulich, Bruce S. Gottlieb
      Pages 489-506
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 509-513

About this book


In 1977, the current editors contributed a review article on behavioral group therapy to a volume of Hersen, Miller, and Eisler's Progress in Behavior Modi­ fication series (1977). At that time we noted that, despite the advantages to both clinicians and clients of conducting behavioral treatments in groups, clinical developments and research in this area were still at a relatively rudimen­ tary level. The majority of studies in the behavioral group therapy literature we reviewed reported the direct transfer of an individual behavior therapy pro­ cedure, such as systematic desensitization, to a group of clients with homoge­ neous problems, such as snake phobia or test anxiety. Groups were used in many studies merely to generate sufficient numbers of subjects to allow various types of interventions to be compared, rather than to examine group process variables per se. Only a limited amount of attention had been given to whether these group interaction variables (such as group discussion, sharing ideas and feelings, and mutual feedback and reinforcement) might enhance individually oriented procedures applied in a group. The 8 years since this original chapter was written have seen a significant growth in both the breadth and depth of clinical research and work in the behavioral group therapy field. This growth was documented in part in a three­ volume series on behavioral group therapy by the current editors (Upper & Ross, 1979, 1980, 1981).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis Upper
    • 1
    • 2
  • Steven M. Ross
    • 3
  1. 1.Lahey Clinic Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Medical CenterUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4960-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4958-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7820
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