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Book Reviews
November 1943

An Introduction to Group Therapy.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(5):589. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010230121015

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Abstract

This book describes in detail a method of group psychotherapy employed at the Jewish Board of Guardians of New York since 1934.

The group in which a given problem child is to be placed is determined after careful social and psychiatric investigations. A well trained leader is in charge of each group. Materials for various types of activity are provided. Each individual child may carry on any aggressive or destructive activity he chooses. In addition, trips and outings are arranged and carried out by the group. Careful records are kept of the weekly meetings, and discussions are carried on with the group leaders.

The book describes the principles of group therapy, the nature of the records, the methods of choosing the clientele, the role of the group leader and the reactions of the individual problem children to the group. Many case illustrations, with "5 typical cases" described in detail, give

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