Becoming a Therapist: On the Path to Mastery / Edition 1

Becoming a Therapist: On the Path to Mastery / Edition 1

by Thomas M. Skovholt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470403748

ISBN-13: 9780470403747

Pub. Date: 09/19/2012

Publisher: Wiley

All practitioners start with the novice voyage involving excitement, intensity, anxiety, and challenge. A good beginning increases the chance for maximum professional functioning in later years. Becoming a Therapist explores the intense experiences of developing counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals, and helps them understand how their own

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All practitioners start with the novice voyage involving excitement, intensity, anxiety, and challenge. A good beginning increases the chance for maximum professional functioning in later years. Becoming a Therapist explores the intense experiences of developing counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals, and helps them understand how their own emergent needs and internal processes affect their ability to help current or future clients. Blending theory and technique with many novel ideas, the book focuses on the experience of those who are new to the field rather than simply focusing on development of specific skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470403747
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
687,427
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1  Opening Up Your Life to the Excitement of the Therapy and Counseling Professions 1

2  Novice Advantages 21

3  The Curse of Ambiguity and Other Ills and What to Do About Them 33

4  Who Am I Becoming? The Unfolding Practitioner Self 67

5  Developing Habits of Culturally Competent Practice 79
Michael Goh, Thomas M. Skovholt, Ava Yang, and Michael Starkey

6  Issues, Concerns, and Tips as Antidotes to Novice Stress 101

7  Becoming a Resilient Practitioner 115

8  The Cycle of Caring 149
Thomas M. Skovholt and Michelle Trotter-Mathisen

9  The Practitioner’s Learning Triangle: Practice, Research/Theory, and Personal Life 167
Thomas M. Skovholt and Michael Starkey

10  The Path Toward Mastery: Phases and Themes of Development 181
Thomas M. Skovholt and Michael H. Rønnestad

11  Practitioner Mastery and Expertise 203
Thomas M. Skovholt, Mark Vaughan, and Len Jennings

12  Vertical and Horizontal Nurturance for the Novice: Clinical Supervisors and Many Other Peers 243
Thomas M. Skovholt and Yoonhee Sung

13  Worlds Apart: The Academic Research Culture and the Therapy Practice Culture and the Search for Common Space 259

14  Epilogue: Promise and Meaning of the Work 285

Index 293

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