Compassionate Therapy: Working with Difficult Clients / Edition 1

Compassionate Therapy: Working with Difficult Clients / Edition 1

by Jeffrey A. Kottler
     
 

Compassionate Therapy explores the characteristics of difficult clients and the nature of client resistance. Arguing that conflict can be a constructive force, it shows how practitioners can use the struggle to examine their own abilities, deepen their compassion, and improve therapeutic flexibility and effectiveness. It offers proven approaches to working through… See more details below

Overview

Compassionate Therapy explores the characteristics of difficult clients and the nature of client resistance. Arguing that conflict can be a constructive force, it shows how practitioners can use the struggle to examine their own abilities, deepen their compassion, and improve therapeutic flexibility and effectiveness. It offers proven approaches to working through therapeutic impasses with difficult clients and blAnds professional development with personal growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555424220
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/20/1992
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

WHAT MAKES CLIENTS DIFFICULT.

The Nature of Resistance.

Profiles of Difficult Clients.

Calling Clients Names.

In the Eye of the Beholder.

WHEN THE THERAPIST IS DIFFICULT.

When Therapists Sabotage Themselves.

Talking to the Winds.

Games Therapists Play.

SOME VERY DIFFICULT CLIENTS.

In Case I Decide to Kill Myself.

I'm Coming Back Until You Fix Me.

You Can't Make Me Talk.

I Don't Have a Problem He/She Does.

I Already Told You This Before?

Yes, No, Maybe, I Don't Know.

MANAGING DIFFICULT CASES.

Confronting Unresolved Issues.

Thinking Constructively, Feeling Compassionately.

Solidifying Therapeutic Alliances.

Practical Strategies for Resolving Impasses.

Rules of Engagement.

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