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On Being a Therapist

ISBN-10: 0470565470

ISBN-13: 9780470565476

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Jeffrey A. Kottler

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An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler′s classic book reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice todayFor more than 25 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 new edition, he explores many of the challenges that therapists face related to increased technology, surprising research, the Internet, advances in theory and technique, as well as stress in the international and global economy, managed care bureaucracy, patients with anxiety and depression from unemployment, dysfunctional families, poor education, poverty, parenting issues, often court mandated. Consequently, there′s a wealth of new information that explores many forbidden subjects that are rarely admitted, much less talked about openly. Goes deeper than ever before into the inner world of therapist′s hopes and fears Written by Jeffrey Kottler the "conscience of the profession" for his willingness to be so honest, authentic, and courageous New chapters explore dealing with failures, reluctant patients, how clients change therapists, and moreThere is also increased focus on the therapist′s role and responsibility to promote issues of social justice, human rights, and systemic changes within the community and world at large.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
The Therapist's Journey
Struggles for Power and Influence
Personal and Professional Lives
How Clients Change Their Therapists
Hardships of Therapeutic Practice
Being Imperfect, Living with Failure
Patients Who Test Our Patience
Boredom and Burnout
That Which Is Not Said
Lies We Tell Ourselves—and Others
Alternative Therapies for Therapists
Toward Creativity and Personal Growth
References
About the Author
Name Index
Subject Index