The Use of Imagery in Group Psychotherapy

  • Joseph E. Shorr


The systematic introduction of imagery and imaginary situations into the therapeutic interaction in group therapy has rarely been mentioned in psychotherapeutic literature. A thorough analysis of the efficacy of group therapy and reasons for its value are discussed. Previously reported categories of therapeutic imagery (Dual Imagery, Sexual Imagery, Body Imagery, Task Imagery, Resistance Imagery, Transference Imagery, Parental Imagery, Interaction Imagery, Cathartic Imagery) that can be introduced into the therapeutic interaction are presented with methods that can be (and are) used in group psychotherapy as one aspect of psycho-imagination therapy.


Group Therapy Task Imagery Sibling Rivalry Subjective Meaning Group Imagery 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Shorr
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  1. 1.Institute for Psycho-Imagination TherapyBeverly HillsUSA

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