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Therapist's Starter Guide Setting up and Building Your Practice, Working with Clients, and Managing Professional Growth

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ISBN-10: 047022892X

ISBN-13: 9780470228920

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mark Lanci, Anne Spreng

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The practice of psychotherapy is a unique blend of science, art and business. Most clinicians receive strong training in the science, less in the art, and very little about the knowledge and skills practitioners need to survive in the business of psychotherapy. This is the first guide to cover all aspects of therapeutic practice, including developing and maintaining client relationships under managed care; understanding the business side of therapy; and professional development. The Therapists Starter Guide provides new practitioners with the basic skills needed to succeed, thrive, and grow professionally as well as personally.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Setting Up And Building Your Practice
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
Ethical Issues
Why Study Ethics?Ethical Codes
Practitioner Behavior
Practicing Outside Your Scope of Practice
Client Rights
Summing Up
Legal Issues
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
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
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
Working With Clients
The Therapeutic Relationship
What Makes the Counseling Relationship Different?
Establishing Rapport
Carl Rogers and the Therapeutic Relationship
John Norcross and the Division
Task Force
Summing Up
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
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
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
The Middle Phase Of Treatment
Frequency of Sessions
Setting Up Time Frames
Working with Client Strengths and Exceptions
Identifying Intervention Points
Client Behaviors That Interfere with Therapy