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Group Psychotherapy and Personality
Henry Kellerman
ISBN: 9781590564967
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media, Lantern Publishing & Media
6 x 9
176 pages
March 31, 2015


Here is the classic edition from 1979—a major integration of original and known theory of group psychotherapy—back in print. Kellerman presents a theoretical integration of the structure of group process, group therapy inherent in that process, and the personality forces of individual members of the group. He shows how these three components unite to produce a therapeutic group environment. The question this work seeks to answer concerns how a ritualized personality structure of individuals intersects with seemingly immutable group processes in a way that creates a therapeutic blending. For the student and clinician alike, this book provides unique yet timeless research and theory.

Spanning a 60-year career in the field of mental health, Dr. Henry Kellerman has held professional academic appointments in the psychology doctoral programs at several universities and clinical appointments at mental hospitals. In addition, he was the director of the psychology internship program at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City, where he was also a training analyst and senior supervisor in the center’s Psychoanalytic Institute. He holds fellow status in the American Psychological Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis, of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kellerman’s books published by the American Mental Health Foundation include: Personality: How it Forms; Anatomy of Delusion; There’s No Handle on My Door: Stories of Patients in Mental Hospitals; Psychotherapeutic Traction: Uncovering the Patient’s Power-Theme and Basic-Wish; Group Psychotherapy and Personality: A Theoretical Model; and Curing Psychological Symptoms.
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