ISBN-10:
0789021161
ISBN-13:
2900789021167
Pub. Date:
11/28/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Diary of a Country Therapist / Edition 1

Diary of a Country Therapist / Edition 1

by Marcia Hill

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ISBN-13: 2900789021167
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
But First, a Word from My Sponsors3
Welcome5
1989
Putting the Heart to Work9
Let Me Go!11
Professional Loneliness15
The Gift of Transference18
The Feminist Gets Nervous20
Be Careful What You Ask For22
Courage25
Failure27
Feeding the Soul30
Coming Home31
Christmas As a Defense Mechanism33
1990
Faking It37
The Witness Protection Program39
Visibility42
Weightlessness44
Identity45
Heal Thyself48
Doing It for Free50
Neighbors52
Zen Landscape54
What's It Worth?55
1991
Back to Kindergarten59
The Bright Line61
The Cost of Silence64
Remembering What's Sacred66
Pain Makes the Best Therapist68
Bending the Rules70
The Politics of Therapy72
Finally Getting the Drift74
1992
Spiritual Winter79
The Feminist Therapist Diagnoses Oppression81
How Magic Works83
A Surprise85
Working When It Hurts87
Ignorance89
The Delicate Balance91
Worth a Thousand Words93
Getting Done95
1993
A Known Evil99
Paying the Price101
One of the Perks103
The Expensive Gift105
Up from the Ashes107
It's for You109
Pissed Off111
Trusting the Experts114
Living Outside the Lines116
1994
Nowhere to Hide121
A Slump123
The Curative Powers of May124
Hear What I Do, Not What I Say125
The War Against Women128
Soul-Searching130
Emotional Whiplash133
It Takes Guts136
1996
Ripped Open141
Managed Care Rears Its Ugly Head142
Life's Vicissitudes144
For Love and Money146
Breath149
Transformation or Technician150
It Takes All the Running You Can Do153
And Now, a Word from Mother Nature155
Turning Gold into Lead156
The Therapist Finally Matures158
A Punch in the Gut162
Still Hurting164
1997
Trying to Stay Sane167
God Visits the Therapist169
There but for the Grace of God171
The Trauma Attack173
Learning Where the Edges Are175
The Knowledge of Death177
Heroes179
Sucking the Soul out of Therapy181
Ode to November185
No Winners Here186
1998
Panic191
Keeping Perspective192
Grounded193
The Therapist Lets Go194
Working While Drowning196
Powerlessness and Joy198
Grace201
The Noose Tightens202
The Terror Time205
Darkness207
Hedonism Cures Overresponsibility209
Slipping the Bounds of Self211
Becoming Visible212
1999
The Truth About Sin217
On the Way out the Door219
Hard Work221
What I've Learned223
Invitation to Joy226
Honor228
Still Miles to Go Before We Sleep230
The Truth About Relationships232
The Lesson Repeated234
Choice236
Acceptance238
Taking Stock240
Authenticity242
2000
Coming to Terms247
The Existential Moment251
Forgiveness253
What to Do When You Don't Like It256
Midlife258
Omnipotence259
Searching for the Truth261
The Other Path264
Conclusion
Counting My Blessings269

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Diary of a Country Therapist 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In graceful prose Marcia Hill opens her heart about the job she loves--being a psychotherapist. As the seasons of her Vermont year turn, tiny details of the changes nature makes in the woods and sky reflect and enhance the human stories she tells. To open the heart of another, one must feel the heartbreak and revel in the joy of each moment, but above all, one must listen. From the violent to the nearly-mute, the voices of Marcia's clients speak to her soul, transfornming therapist as well as patient. To relish this book, one needs no formal training in psychology, although therapists will especially appreciate the companionship of a walk with Marcia Hill. However, anyone who has ever loved working with people and watching them grow, anyone who has ever paid attention to her own cycles of loss and fruition, and anyone who enjoys sensitive, authentic writing will delight in this book.