The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (5th ed.)

by Irvin D. Yalom, Molyn Leszcz

The classic work on group psychotherapy

Hailed by Jerome Frank as "the best book that exists on the subject," Irvin D. Yalom's The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has been the standard text in the field for decades.

In this completely revised and updated fifth edition, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator Dr. Molyn Leszcz expand the book to include the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise.

New topics include: online therapy, specialized groups, ethnocultural diversity, trauma and managed care.

At once scholarly and lively, this is the most up-to-date, incisive, and comprehensive text available on group psychotherapy.

  • Basic Books; March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780465012916
  • Edition: 5
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
  • Author: Irvin D. Yalom; Molyn Leszcz
  • Imprint: Basic Books

In The Press

"Yalom and Leszcz masterfully apply their interpersonal approachto a wide range of contemporary topics, and group therapies that are notaddressed in previous editions. What is remarkable is the smooth integration ofvivid case examples, logically derived clinical knowledge, and up-to-date researchfindings. The fifth edition of this classic text represents compelling and informativereading for trainees and group therapists of all experience levels."—William E. Piper, PhD, director, Psychotherapy Program, department of psychiatry, University of British Columbia


About The Author

Irvin D. Yalom, MD, is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundations' Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzsche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Molyn Leszcz MD, FRCPC, is associate professor and head, group psychotherapy, University of Toronto, department of psychiatry. He lives in Toronto, Canada.