Intimacy pp 231-246 | Cite as

Intimacy and Group Psychotherapy

  • Max Rosenbaum


Intimacy—a much abused word. When I was first approached by the editors of this volume to write a chapter on intimacy and group psychotherapy, I thought to myself, how freely and mechanically the word is used in our culture. There is even a book called The Intimate Enemy. And then I thought of the loneliness of our culture and what the search for intimacy may tell us about where we are in the American culture at the beginning of a new decade.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Rosenbaum
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  1. 1.Kent Cliffs, CarmelUSA

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