Although group psychotherapy has been used for a long time, a scientific approach to the problem is comparatively recent. Its importance has increased with the recognition of the present day problems of psychotherapy. In this volume the author reviews the literature and summarizes the views of the other practitioners and also his own extensive experience in this type of psychiatry.
The book is divided into three parts: The first part discusses the history and origin of psychotherapy; the second analyzes the basis for therapy with the reeducational aspects and the interrelationship between group and individual psychotherapy, and the third part discusses methods and use of psychotherapy in outpatient departments, hospitals and private practice. There is a chapter on psychotherapy for children which points out its use by teachers and in the management of problem children.
The book contains many illustrations. Discussions with patients and groups of patients are given verbatim.