For more than 25 years On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred. On Being a Therapist, 4th Edition Paperback – April 5, For 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. Jeffrey A. Kottler is professor. On Being a Therapist has ratings and 83 reviews. Carter said: I've read a lot of psych books in the past 6 years but this was by far the most usefu.
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On Being a Therapist - Jeffrey Kottler - Oxford University Press
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 more There 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.
I've had a copy of Les On being a therapist sitting on my bookshelf for years now; I've promised myself that someday I'll read it, but a 1, page novel takes serious dedication to work through! In some ways, Kottler's book is like to Les On being a therapist.
Granted, On Being a Therapist is only pages of actual content, on being a therapist it's a heavy read; I wouldn't suggest questing on it lightly! Nevertheless, here's why I think it's worth your time.
There are things a therapist deals with; questions, concerns, and burdens with which we wrestle during our training and practice.
Sometimes, it's easy to think that those issues are our own, and unique from other therapist's experiences. Kottler drives home sometimes with unnerving astuteness the universality and homogeneity of our problems, our concerns, our issues.
In some ways it was almost a disappointment to discover that I'm not so special after all. Questions of ethics, of morality, of "how in the on being a therapist do I help people? There is an element of commiseration in On Being a Therapist that makes you feel like part of a tribe.
Perhaps that is the true gift of Kottler's book.
It sends the message, "You are not alone. At times reading the book was a bucket of ice-water on my pre-professional enthusiasm.
On Being a Therapist by Jeffrey A. Kottler
Jeffrey Kottler Delves into the inner world of a therapist's hopes and fears. Written by Jeffrey Kottler, often considered the "conscience of the profession" for his willingness to be so honest, authentic, and courageous.
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