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Condensed in the appropriate title of this book is the essence of its content. As the couch has become symbolic of individual psychotherapy, so the circle may serve a similar function for group psychotherapy, after Hyman Spotnitz' personal account of his evolution from individual to group therapist has been heard. This new book about group psychotherapy should reach a wide audience, because it is both simple and authoritative, and is written in a style that is highly interesting and informative.
In the first three parts, Dr. Spotnitz gives an introduction to the group setting by tracing the origin of his
The Couch and the Circle: a Story of Group Psychotherapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;55:712. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-4-712_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(4):712.
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