What Therapists Don't Talk about and Why Understanding Taboos That Hurt Us and Our Clients

ISBN-10: 1591474019

ISBN-13: 9781591474012

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Kenneth S. Pope, Janet L. Sonne, Beverly Greene, Melba J. T. Vasquez, Gerald P. Koocher

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List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 3/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

About the Second Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition: Things My Teachers Never Mentioned
Foreword to the 1993 Edition
Questioning Myths, Taboos, Secrets, and Uncomfortable Topics
Basic Myths About the Psychotherapist
The Nature and Reality of Myths, Taboos, Secrets, and Uncomfortable Topics
The Process of Questioning Myths, Taboos, Secrets, and Uncomfortable Topics
The Process of Exploration, Discovery, and Learning
Therapists' Sexual Arousals, Attractions, and Fantasies: An Example of a Topic That Isn't There
Another Myth
Guilt by Association
Keeping Dirty Laundry Private
"Sensitive Information" About Patients but Not About Therapists
Angry, Greedy, Powerful Women and Innocent, Virtuous, Vulnerable Men
Higher Premiums
"Victimized" by Exclusion?
Are Sexual Feelings Harder to Talk About Than Actual Sexual Involvement?
Creating Conditions for Learning
Understanding the Task
Questions We'd Rather Avoid: A Self-Assessment
Possible Clues to Taboo Topics and Uncomfortable Feelings
Therapy Adrift
Repetitive Therapy
The Discrepant Record
The Dehumanized Client
The Dehumanized Therapist
Theory-Obliterated Therapy
The Client-Friend
Interesting Slips and Meaningful Mistakes
Fantasies, Dreams, Daydreams, and Other Imaginings
Undue Special Treatment
Isolation of the Client
Isolation of the Therapist
Creating a Secret
Seeking Repeated Reassurance From Colleagues
Boredom and Drowsiness as Protective Reactions
Passages and Scenarios for Exploration
Beginning and Ending the Session
Initial Appointment
The Movie
The New Client
The Therapist's Fear of Showing Feeling: A Passage From Clara Thompson
The Perfect Therapist
Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to "Ugly": A Passage From Ellen Toby Klass and Joann Paley Galst
The Two-Person Practice
The Request
Telling a Client to Undress During a Therapy Session: A Passage From Milton Erickson
Staffing Patterns
A Client's Anger at a Therapist's Voyeurism: A Passage From Laura Brown
The Requirement
Are Beliefs About Race and Sex Related? A Passage From Leon Williams
A Request for Help
The Media and the Message
Beatings, Grief, Love, and Sex: A Passage From Fritz Perls
What You Enjoy
A Client in Crisis
A Patient's Difficulties Talking About Sexual Fantasies: A Passage From Mardi Horowitz
The New Client
The Surprise Date
A Voyeuristic Response to an Incest Survivor: A Passage From Christine Courtois
Adjunctive Therapy
The Note
Eyes Open
No More
Your Income
Leaving on Vacation
Bright, Funny, Articulate, and Likable
Fantasizing Love and Marriage With a Patient: A Passage From Harold Searles
The Security Guard
The Partner
A Therapist Unaware of the Client's Attraction: A Passage From Marny Hall
Recordings and Photographs
A Different Direction
Research Data
The Right Stuff
The Party
Misusing the Borderline Diagnosis: A Passage From David Reiser and Hanna Levenson
A Strong Reaction
A Client Becomes Aroused When Her Therapist Comes to Her Home: A Passage From Helen Block Lewis
A Suicidal Client
The Newspaper
Instructing a Client to Imagine Her Breasts Tingling: A Passage From Theodore Barber
Feeling Safe
Pleasing a Husband
Confronting an Impasse: What Do We Do When We Don't Know What to Do?
Uncharacteristic Behaviors
Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice
Looking for Logical Flaws
The Legal and Ethical Framework
Continued Questioning
"Therapists' Anger, Hate, Fear, and Sexual Feelings: National Survey of Therapist Responses, Client Characteristics, Critical Events, Formal Complaints, and Training"
About the Authors
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