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Why Do We Continue to Do This Work? The Power of the Group

WithJOSEPH SHAY & LISE MOTHERWELL

This volume and its predecessor exist to highlight the complexities of leading a psychotherapy group and to better equip the clinician, new or experienced, to face these complexities. But one might ask, why do we do this work at all? What is the motivation to enter a room with a number of people armed with their issues, some of which will inevitably result in hostile, devaluing, shaming, and destructive interactions among group members or with the therapist?