Based on extensive interviews with expert facilitators from around the world and grounded in empirical evidence, Group Therapy for Voice Hearers includes numerous tips, strategies, case examples, and reflection questions to bring the material to life in a practical way.
Chapters address the need for practical, accessible training in how to facilitate sessions and identify six key factors that lead to a successful session: safety, flexibility, empowerment, the integration of lived experience, self-awareness, and attention to the needs of the group process.
This book is an important resource for mental health professionals working with clients who hear voices.
About the Author:
Andrea D. Lefebvre, PsyD, LPC-ALPS, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Northwood Health Systems in Wheeling, West Virginia, and has lived experience as a former voice hearer. She is also a treatment team member of Quiet Minds, a first episode psychosis program in Northern West Virginia.
Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an international speaker and author on mindfulness and psychotherapy.
Jennifer M. Ossege, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and co-founder of Viewpoint Psychological Services, PLLC, a group practice offering counseling and psychological services. She also teaches at Xavier University and Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio.