On Being a Therapist

On Being a Therapist

by Jeffrey Kottler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190641542
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 171,297
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Counseling at California State University - Fullerton, and President of Empower Nepali Girls, an organization that provides educational scholarships for at-risk children in Nepal. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000), and worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Therapist's Journey
Chapter 2: Struggles for Power and Influence
Chapter 3: Personal and Professional Lives
Chapter 4: On Being a Therapeutic Storyteller-and Listener
Chapter 5: How Clients Change Their Therapists
Chapter 6: Hardships of Therapeutic Practice
Chapter 7: Being Imperfect, Living with Failure
Chapter 8: Patients Who Test Our Patience
Chapter 9: Boredom and Burnout
Chapter 10: That which is Not Said
Chapter 11: Lies We Tell Ourselves-and Others
Chapter 12: Alternative Therapies for Therapists
Chapter 13: Toward Creativity and Personal Growth
Chapter 14: On Being a Client: How to Get the Most from Therapy

About the Author
Name Index
Subject Index

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