“This book is essential reading for colleagues who practice group analysis, whether called “group-analysis”, “groupanalysis”, or even “psychoanalytical group psychotherapy”.
Earl Hopper, Series Editor
“The book examines the trajectory of the group-analysis from its original context to its contemporary evolution, making a special contribution to identify the psychoanalytic concepts that are relevant and necessary for the group-analytical practice.”
Alejandro Ávila Espada, PhD, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
“The book enabled me to understand the basic principles of the Portuguese Group Analysis Institute and of their effort to keep Group Analysis close to the paradigm of psychoanalysis. All in all, the book has solid theoretical and clinical bases, presented in clear writing.”
Angela Sordano, psychologist and psychotherapist, past president of a Psychodrama Italian Association (Apragipsicodramma)
“In articulating this distinctive approach, against the broader historical background of Group Analysis, the authors remind us of its vital international character.”
David Glyn, president, Group Analytic Society International
“This most interesting book puts forward an in-depth discussion of the very nature of our discipline, what is and what is not group analysis, its concepts, research, techniques, practice, and training, and its relation with psychoanalysis.”
Juan Tubert-Oaklander, MD, PhD, psychoanalyst, group analyst, and marriage and family psychotherapist, Marista University of Mérida, Mexico.
“In addition to a wealth of references and numerous practical examples, the book is an inspiring treasure trove for every clinician and practitioner”.
Jutta Gliem, chair of EGATIN
“This book is (…) also a comprehensive and thorough description of its present conceptional understanding of theory, methods and clinical use of group analysis and the requirements in training, which are probably the most demanding in Europe. An engaging and inspiring reading.”
Kristian Valbak, PhD, group analyst and former president of EGATIN
“What a pleasure to be introduced to the Portuguese school of Group Analysis and its prominent figures. The authors present key concepts and lively clinical anecdotes that focus us on the unique presence of each individual, not only on group dynamics, thereby diverging from Foulkes and Bion and connecting group theory and practice to contemporary relational principles.”
Richard Billow, PhD, clinical professor, Adelphi University, New York
“This is a most interesting book about the different identity of Portuguese school of “groupanalysis”. Cortesao, its founder, conceptualized a fascinating framework of three times a week group analysis, which is considered “a psychoanalytic treatment of the individual in and through the group”.
Robi Friedman, group-analyst, former president of the International Group Analytic Society, former chair of the Israeli Institute for Group Analysis
“(…) I am happy to recommend this comprehensive, ambitious and well-written book, which addresses and reflects upon questions that are highly important and urgently need answers.”
Steinar Lorentzen, Professor of Psychiatry, psychoanalyst, group analyst, University of Oslo, Norway
“This book approaches the historical aspects of Group Analysis and its evolution towards its high current development. The book is a fundamental contribution for who has interest in psychoanalysis and therapeutic groups.”
Waldemar Fernandes, MD, past president of the Federação Latino-Americana de Psicoterapia Analítica de Grupo (FLAPAG)