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The Therapist's Starter Guide: Setting Up and Building Your Practice, Working with Clients, and Managing Professional Growth / Edition 1

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by Mark Lanci, Anne Spreng
     
 

ISBN-10: 047022892X

ISBN-13: 9780470228920

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Understand all the aspects of beginning and sustaining a therapeutic practice with The Therapist's Starter Guide: Setting Up and Building Your Practice, Working with Clients, and Managing Professional Growth, a practical, hands-on guide to professional fulfillment and business success. If you’re a new practitioner or seek to grow your practice,

Overview

Understand all the aspects of beginning and sustaining a therapeutic practice with The Therapist's Starter Guide: Setting Up and Building Your Practice, Working with Clients, and Managing Professional Growth, a practical, hands-on guide to professional fulfillment and business success. If you’re a new practitioner or seek to grow your practice, this book will provide you with the skills you need to succeed, thrive and grow professionally and personally. Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to transition to a new job or to begin your own practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470228920
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

SECTION I SETTING UP AND BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE.

1 DEFINING YOUR PURPOSE.

What Is the Purpose of Therapy?

The Goals of Psychotherapy.

Relationship-Oriented versus Evidence-Based Therapy.

What Kind of Practitioner Are You?

A Trip to the Therapist’s Couch . . . .

Summing Up.

Exercises.

2 ETHICAL ISSUES.

Why Study Ethics?

Ethical Codes.

Practitioner Behavior.

Practicing Outside Your Scope of Practice.

Client Rights.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

3 LEGAL ISSUES.

Confidentiality.

Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California.

Duty to Warn.

Duty to Report.

Confidentiality and Working with a Minor.

Record Keeping.

Dealing with Licensing Boards.

What Is Malpractice?

The Difference between Supervision and Consultation.

Receiving a Subpoena.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

4 THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION: USING CLIENT CHARTS TO KEEP CARE FOCUSED.

Who Will See Your Charts?

Before the Client Arrives: Getting Your Files Ready.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

5 ESTABLISHING YOUR PRACTICE.

Creating a Professional Identity.

Developing Specialties.

What Will You Charge?

Developing Peer Consultation.

Generating Referrals.

Working with Insurance Companies.

Time Management.

Your Physical Space.

Trends on the Horizon.

The Use of Technology.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

SECTION II WORKING WITH CLIENTS.

6 THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP.

What Makes the Counseling Relationship Different?

Establishing Rapport.

Carl Rogers and the Therapeutic Relationship.

John Norcross and the Division 29 Task Force.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

7 HOW WILL YOU INTERACT WITH THE CLIENT?

Motivational Interviewing.

Client Satisfaction.

Creating a Sense of Hope.

Eliciting the Client’s Concerns.

Developing Collaboration with the Client.

The Quest for Why: Insight versus Behavior Change.

Setting Realistic Treatment Expectations.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

8 UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGE PROCESS.

Prochaska’s Model of Change.

The Processes of Change Model.

Assessing Stages of Change and Matching Interventions.

The Stages of Change Model.

Understanding Clients’ Learning Styles.

Locus of Control.

Learned Helplessness and Learned Optimism.

Secondary Gains.

Unconscious Motivations.

Mental Wellness—What Is It?

Summing Up.

Exercises.

9 BEGINNING TREATMENT.

Determining What the Client Wants.

Recognizing Pathology.

Taking a Comprehensive History: The Structured Interview.

Setting the Stage for Treatment: Accurate Diagnosis.

Assessing Functional Impairments and Functional Goals.

Case Conceptualization.

Setting the Stage for Treatment: Focused Treatment Planning.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

10 THE MIDDLE PHASE OF TREATMENT.

Frequency of Sessions.

Modality.

Setting Up Time Frames.

Working with Client Strengths and Exceptions.

Identifying Intervention Points.

Client Behaviors That Interfere with Therapy.

Practitioner Behaviors That Interfere with Therapy.

The Two Sides of Catharsis.

Transference and Countertransference.

Reexamining Goals.

What to Do When Therapy Isn’t Working.

Iatrogenic Effects of Therapy.

Working Toward Termination.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

11 ENDING TREATMENT.

Helping Clients Live Life between Sessions.

Positive Termination Strategies: How to Know When You Are Done.

Setting Up a Relapse-Prevention Plan.

The Importance of the Final Session.

Incomplete Endings.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

12 WORKING WITH COMMON THEMES.

Self-Esteem.

Core Beliefs.

Working with Resistance and Avoidance Behaviors.

Forgiveness and Acceptance.

The Role of Laughter and Humor.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

13 WORKING WITH CHALLENGING CASES: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND PERSONALITY DISORDERS.

Treating Clients with Active Chemical Dependency Problems.

Axis II: Personality Disorders.

Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

14 MANAGING ADVERSE EVENTS.

Crisis Intervention.

Hospitalization.

Suicidal Ideation and Intent.

Postsuicide Review.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

15 UNDERSTANDING MEDICATIONS AND THE ROLE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

Understanding Medications.

Neurotransmitters.

Types of Medications.

Working Effectively with Prescribers.

Medication Emergencies.

Mind-Body Interactions.

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

SECTION III MANAGING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.

16 PROFESSIONAL GROWTH THROUGH PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

Creating a Professional Identity.

Mentorship.

Dealing with Burnout and Vicarious Trauma.

Developing Core Characteristics.

Clients’ Influence on Your Development.

Finding Your Niche: Generalist or Specialist?

Summing Up.

Exercises.

Resources.

References.

Subject Index.

Author Index.

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This book is very complete and easy to read and understand. From the seasoned professional to the beginner therapist, this book is a real treasure and resource. I highly recommend it. Laura Ellis, Ph.D.