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Understanding Group Psychotherapy: 3-Video Set

by Irvin Yalom
These are the definitive training videos by the leading authority on group therapy.  Watch Irvin Yalom skillfully lead outpatient and inpatient therapy groups, and explain what he is doing and why.
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Understanding Group Psychotherapy: 3-Video Set
Group therapy is increasingly used in a wide variety of settings, but unfortunately many therapists receive little if any training in this modality, and are thrown in to a group to do their best.  The result if that therapists often attempt to do individual therapy in a group setting, resulting in ineffective leadership and poor outcome.  This powerful series teaches the core skills any group therapist needs, and then shows how they can be applied to different populations and settings; they are tremendously useful for self-study as well as teaching and training use. You may purchase each volume separately, or save by buying the complete set.
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Psychotherapy.net offers Continuing Education courses for most of our articles, interviews and videos, at an additional cost. Our Continuing Education courses are approved for home study and online CE Credits for Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals Most associations and boards allow all or part of CE credits to be obtained online or in home study courses. See our CE Approvals List for the detailed list of boards and associations that have approved us.

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We reserve the right to cancel orders or terminate service if we suspect any un-authorized usage.

The Group License is appropriate for teaching, training, sharing amongst members of an organization and group viewing. Group Licenses are REQUIRED for orders from universities, colleges, clinics and all organizations and institutions. Most Group License videos come with an Instructor's Manual, which includes complete transcript, discussion questions, role-play exercises and other teaching tools.

Streams: Group Licenses include the right to use in-class or in the organization for the duration of the license purchased.

DVDs: Group Licenses include the right, in perpetuity, to use in-class or in the organization.

Save (up to 30% per CE) by purchasing the DVD and CE Credits at the same time. After placing your order, the CE test and additional reading materials, if any, will be available in your account. After viewing the DVD, you will be able to take the test at your convenience.

If you have purchased a CE package your points will be redeemed at checkout and you will be charged for the price of the DVD only.

Psychotherapy.net offers Continuing Education courses for most of our articles, interviews and videos, at an additional cost. Our Continuing Education courses are approved for home study and online CE Credits for Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals Most associations and boards allow all or part of CE credits to be obtained online or in home study courses. See our CE Approvals List for the detailed list of boards and associations that have approved us.

All tests are taken online, at your own pace. All you need is to set up an account with us—don't worry, we will walk you through the process. As soon as you pass, you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion directly from your account and mail it to your board.

Please note that for CE courses associated with videos, you must purchase or have access to the corresponding video.

For more information about our Continuing Education program, read our CE Policy and FAQs.

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  • Create an account, add selected streams to your shopping cart and check out. You will be able to access and view your videos after completion of your order.

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Please view our Terms and Conditions for more information.

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  • Surcharges will apply for large number of users and multiple locations. Very small organizations can benefit from discounted prices.
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It is NOT intended to be:
  • viewed in a group or classroom
  • shared amongst members or clients of an organization
  • purchased by a library, school or university

For any of the uses listed above, you are REQUIRED to purchase a Group License

We reserve the right to cancel orders or terminate service if we suspect any un-authorized usage.

The Group License is appropriate for teaching, training, sharing amongst members of an organization and group viewing. Group Licenses are REQUIRED for orders from universities, colleges, clinics and all organizations and institutions. Most Group License videos come with an Instructor's Manual, which includes complete transcript, discussion questions, role-play exercises and other teaching tools.

Streams: Group Licenses include the right to use in-class or in the organization for the duration of the license purchased.

DVDs: Group Licenses include the right, in perpetuity, to use in-class or in the organization.

Save (up to 30% per CE) by purchasing the DVD and CE Credits at the same time. After placing your order, the CE test and additional reading materials, if any, will be available in your account. After viewing the DVD, you will be able to take the test at your convenience.

If you have purchased a CE package your points will be redeemed at checkout and you will be charged for the price of the DVD only.

Psychotherapy.net offers Continuing Education courses for most of our articles, interviews and videos, at an additional cost. Our Continuing Education courses are approved for home study and online CE Credits for Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals Most associations and boards allow all or part of CE credits to be obtained online or in home study courses. See our CE Approvals List for the detailed list of boards and associations that have approved us.

All tests are taken online, at your own pace. All you need is to set up an account with us—don't worry, we will walk you through the process. As soon as you pass, you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion directly from your account and mail it to your board.

Please note that for CE courses associated with videos, you must purchase or have access to the corresponding video.

For more information about our Continuing Education program, read our CE Policy and FAQs.

  • View videos instantly.
  • Watch as many times as you want.
  • Create an account, add selected streams to your shopping cart and check out. You will be able to access and view your videos after completion of your order.

Please note that Individual Licenses cannot be shared with others. This restricted license does not allow for group viewing, teaching, training, or any institutional use. We reserve the right to terminate service if we suspect any unauthorized usage.

Please view our Terms and Conditions for more information.

  • Streaming allows faculty, staff and students to access our videos anywhere, anytime.
  • Institutions are required to sign a contract to access our streaming platform.
  • Pricing of video streams is based on number of users. Standard prices start at $150 per year for most videos. 3- year licenses are offered at a significant discount.
  • Surcharges will apply for large number of users and multiple locations. Very small organizations can benefit from discounted prices.
  • Institutions interested in our whole collection should contact us for special pricing.
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This license is for personal viewing only.

It is NOT intended to be:
  • viewed in a group or classroom
  • shared amongst members or clients of an organization
  • purchased by a library, school or university

For any of the uses listed above, you are REQUIRED to purchase a Group License

We reserve the right to cancel orders or terminate service if we suspect any un-authorized usage.

The Group License is appropriate for teaching, training, sharing amongst members of an organization and group viewing. Group Licenses are REQUIRED for orders from universities, colleges, clinics and all organizations and institutions. Most Group License videos come with an Instructor's Manual, which includes complete transcript, discussion questions, role-play exercises and other teaching tools.

Streams: Group Licenses include the right to use in-class or in the organization for the duration of the license purchased.

DVDs: Group Licenses include the right, in perpetuity, to use in-class or in the organization.

Save (up to 30% per CE) by purchasing the DVD and CE Credits at the same time. After placing your order, the CE test and additional reading materials, if any, will be available in your account. After viewing the DVD, you will be able to take the test at your convenience.

If you have purchased a CE package your points will be redeemed at checkout and you will be charged for the price of the DVD only.

Psychotherapy.net offers Continuing Education courses for most of our articles, interviews and videos, at an additional cost. Our Continuing Education courses are approved for home study and online CE Credits for Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals Most associations and boards allow all or part of CE credits to be obtained online or in home study courses. See our CE Approvals List for the detailed list of boards and associations that have approved us.

All tests are taken online, at your own pace. All you need is to set up an account with us—don't worry, we will walk you through the process. As soon as you pass, you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion directly from your account and mail it to your board.

Please note that for CE courses associated with videos, you must purchase or have access to the corresponding video.

For more information about our Continuing Education program, read our CE Policy and FAQs.

  • View videos instantly.
  • Watch as many times as you want.
  • Create an account, add selected streams to your shopping cart and check out. You will be able to access and view your videos after completion of your order.

Please note that Individual Licenses cannot be shared with others. This restricted license does not allow for group viewing, teaching, training, or any institutional use. We reserve the right to terminate service if we suspect any unauthorized usage.

Please view our Terms and Conditions for more information.

  • Streaming allows faculty, staff and students to access our videos anywhere, anytime.
  • Institutions are required to sign a contract to access our streaming platform.
  • Pricing of video streams is based on number of users. Standard prices start at $150 per year for most videos. 3- year licenses are offered at a significant discount.
  • Surcharges will apply for large number of users and multiple locations. Very small organizations can benefit from discounted prices.
  • Institutions interested in our whole collection should contact us for special pricing.
  • On and off campus access possible via IP address or Proxy Server.

View our About Streaming page for more details.

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Volume I: Outpatients

Volume I, Outpatients portrays a re-enactment of four segments of group sessions over the course of a mixed adult psychotherapy group. Dr. Yalom provides insightful, behind-the-scene commentary regarding his interventions. You'll see how his interpersonal model is applied, and learn techniques to steer groups into the here-and-now so they remain dynamic, on-track, and powerfully therapeutic. The general principles clearly outlined her will be extremely helpful and applicable to all therapists leading outpatient psychotherapy groups. 

Volume II: Inpatients

Volume II, Inpatients will teach you how to run effective groups with challenging clinical populations. This video program shows Dr. Yalom in action conducting an entire group session in an inpatient psychiatric setting, based on an adaptation of his Interpersonal Model of group psychotherapy. This highly structured approach helps to contain rather than escalate client anxiety, and can be adapted to work witha wide range of lower to mid-functioning populations in diverse clinical settings.

The group session is presented in three main segments: Orientation, Agenda Formation, and Agenda Filling. Dr. Yalom provides commentary before and after each segment, giving clear step-by-step explanations of the specific interventions and overall structure.

After viewing this program you will no longer tolerate unproductive sessions where clients go on with lengthy monologues about problems they have discussed for years. Instead you will be eager to harness the power of the here-and-now, helping clients to give and receive useful feedback, and develop more adaptive interpersonal skills. This video clearly demonstarates that valuable therapeutic work can be done in a single session! 

Volume III: An Interview

In Volume III, An Interview Dr. Yalom engages in an in-depth discussion of the finer points of group therapy. He elucidates the therapeutic factors that are at play in a well-running group, and tackles such issues as selection of group members, dealing with dropouts, and working with a co-leader. He also discusses the early professional influences in his life that inspired his interest in both group work and existential psychotherapy, his research on bereavement, and his concerns for the next generation of psychotherapists. 
"I would like to strongly recommend the "Understanding Group Psychotherapy" video series by Irvin Yalom as an adjunct to the his textbook The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. It is an excellent teaching resource for graduate students taking the group psychotherapy course at Yale University School of Nursing. The video series offers clear guidance on development of group leadership skills, stages of group development, working with here-and-now techniques, curative factors of group, norm setting, and using the group as a therapeutic agent in healing interpersonal relationships. The live group illustration assist students in applying the theoretical constructs of group psychotherapy to real group situations in the inpatient and outpatient settings."
      Vanya Hamrin - MS, RN Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Nursing

"I very much admire both Yalom's deep conviction in the power of change through the interpersonal here-and-now group therapy modality, and the artistry, thoroughness, and mastery he shows in implementing it. The DVDs are very much worth viewing to see this master psychotherapist at work"
      Bob Edelstein, MFT - Reviewed in the Association for Humanistic Psychology Perspective

"I just wanted to say these past few weeks myself and a few colleagues have had a chance to look at the videos, and I wanted to tell you how much I value them. The videos are compelling - as clear and engaging as he writes - they are informative and helpful but remain enjoyable, and are an excellent tool for encouraging and developing skills as well feeding a passion for group therapy"
      Maggy Ruppert - Consultant Clinical Psychologist Norwich, UK

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Therapists often ask us whether they should purchase Volume I or Volume II.  If you aren't able to purchase the entire set, we recommend starting with Volume I, as this teaches you the basic model. Yalom has always maintained that if you learn the core skills of his interpersonal approach, then you can effectively adapt them to different populations.  If you're only working with high-functioning outpatient groups then Volume I will suffice.  Volume II shows you how to modify the basic model when working in settings or with populations that require more structure (this model is fully described in his text Inpatient Group Psychotherapy). Although the clients shown in Volume II are in an inpatient setting, this model can be used (perhaps with minor tweaks) in outpatient, day treatment, and residential settings, for populations including substance abusers, dual diagnoses, adolescents, and other lower to mid-functioning clients. If you're working specifically in an inpatient setting or day treatment setting with clients who need a lot of structure, then Volume II might be your best choice.  As always, feel free to give us a call, and we're happy to talk to you and help you choose what is most appropriate for the population you trat.

Note that when these videos originally were published, each volume was $350, so these prices represent a substantial savings.
Volume I: Outpatients
Length of video: 1:40:00
Number of Discs: 2
This DVD has English subtitles
This DVD plays in All Regions
Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-028-7
Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-028-6
Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-029-5

Volume II: Inpatients
Length of video: 1:40:00
Number of Discs: 2
This DVD has English subtitles
This DVD plays in All Regions
Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-030-9
Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-030-9
Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-031-7

Volume III: An Interview
Length of video: 0:40:00
Number of Discs: 1
This DVD has English subtitles
This DVD plays in All Regions
Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-032-5
Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-032-3
Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-033-3

Irvin YalomPsychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom, MD has been a major figure in the field of psychotherapy since he first wrote The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy in 1970 (now in it's 5th edition). Other significant contributions have included Existential Psychotherapy, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, and NY Times Bestseller Loves Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. He has written three novels on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, and The Schopenhauer Cure, and released his latest work, Staring at the Sun, on death anxiety in January 2008. His works, translated into over 20 languages, have been widely read by therapists and non-therapists alike. Visit Dr. Yalom's website.

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It is sure to conduct the group therapy it's not an easy role and the therapist or counselor needed to well-trained. I watched the Volume I: Outpatient DVD, seeing the process and progress of demonstration for the group therapy session, I'm experiencing various emotion that I sees among the group members such as, nervous, irritating, confuse, but at the same time feel excited and curious what will Dr. Irvin Yalom next respond to an intense situation? I had made the right decisions to buy this DVD, and It's worth my money values. I am strongly suggesting for the young practitioner, therapist and respective academician should have this material to expand the clear idea what is group therapy are? What skills to gained before successful conduct group therapy. In search for the greatest meaning only words is not enough.
DYG SUZANA AWANG
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Volume I: Outpatients
CE credits: 4
Learning objectives:

• Increase understanding of how Yalom's interpersonal model is applied to group therapy
• Develop awareness of what makes group therapy therapeutic
• Learn techniques to steer groups into the here-and-now
• Learn to avoid common mistakes that reduce the effectiveness of therapy groups


Volume II: Inpatients
CE credits: 5
Learning objectives:

• Learn how to make a single session of inpatient group therapy valuable
• Gain skills to run effective groups with patients suffering from diverse psychiatric illnesses
• Increase understanding of the complete process of the therapy group from beginning to end, focusing on the specific purpose and benefit of each part
• Deepen understanding of how a highly structured version of Yalom's interpersonal model of group psychotherapy decreases patient anxiety and facilitates growth
• Improve skills in helping clients learn to give and to receive interpersonal feedback


Volume III: An Interview
CE credits: 2
Learning objectives:

• Increase awareness of the finer points of group therapy, such as selecting group members, dealing with dropouts and working with a co-therapist
• Develop understanding of the therapeutic factors of a well-running group, as well as factors that limit a group's therapeutic value
• Learn more about Yalom's early influences, areas of special interest and the development of his career