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Waste of Money!
on January 2, 2011
This text may be considered the "gold standard" to use in gradate counseling group psychotherapy classes, but it only offers Yalom's perspective, which is very different from other theoretical orientations. This book was extremely difficult to read, and too excessive - 600+ pages. Just a ridiculous amount of reading. What's worse is that Yalom likes to ramble and does not necessarily get to the point. I ended up resorting to other texts to help me understand how to conduct group psychotherapy. Don't WASTE YOUR MONEY on this book - buy Corey & Corey's text on Group Psychotherapy. It's a much easier read, half the size, and you actually LEARN how to conduct and facilitate groups, and learn what you're supposed to learn in graduate counseling!