On Being a Therapist / Edition 4

On Being a Therapist / Edition 4

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by Jeffrey A. Kottler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470565470

ISBN-13: 9780470565476

Pub. Date: 04/05/2010

Publisher: Wiley

New from Master Therapist and Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Kottler

For more than twenty-five years, On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition, Jeffrey Kottler explores many of the challenges that

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New from Master Therapist and Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Kottler

For more than twenty-five years, On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition, Jeffrey Kottler explores many of the challenges that therapists face in their practices today, including pressures from increased technology, economic realities, and advances in theory and technique. He also explores the stress factors that are brought on from managed care bureaucracy, conflicts at work, and clients' own anxiety and depression. This new edition puts the spotlight on the therapist's role and responsibility to promote issues of diversity, social justice, human rights, and systemic changes within the community and the world at large.

Praise for the Previous Editions

"This is one of those rare and exciting books that reaches deep into the heart of a profession and discloses not only its day-to-day workings but also the very personal satisfaction, problems, doubts, and joys its practitioners experience."—Booklist

"Written in an engaging style and filled with examples from the writings of well-known therapists. It should be required reading for those considering entering the profession."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470565476
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
138,582
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Therapist's Journey 1

2 Struggles for Power and Influence 21

3 Personal and Professional Lives 43

4 How Clients Change Their Therapists 69

5 Hardships of Therapeutic Practice 87

6 Being Imperfect, Living with Failure 125

7 Patients Who Test Our Patience 141

8 Boredom and Burnout 169

9 That Which Is Not Said 209

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves—and Others 229

11 Alternative Therapies for Therapists 255

12 Toward Creativity and Personal Growth 297

References 321

About the Author 339

Name Index 340

Subject Index 345

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On Being a Therapist 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a magnificent book! It is written with compassion and understanding of all that is involved in the human process of counseling. I strongly recommend it for anyone who is in or entering the field of mental health care.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fact that this man is a therapist is terrifying. He is a cynical, pretentious man who has no regard for his patients. I hope no therapy clients read his book and think that is how all therapists think about them, because they dont. This man is without compassion and should not be in the mental health field. It is therapists who think like the one represented in this horribly written book that puts clients in danger of not getting help and suffering in silence. Shame on You!