9781861563736

Psychotherapy and Counselling : A Professional Business

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  • ISBN13:

    9781861563736

  • ISBN10:

    1861563736

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-05
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Cynthia Rogers is interested in the stresses a psychotherapist encounters over the course of his or her professional life and how these might be addressed. Running a practice that provides a living is complex in itself, but how do people manage when life events or their own insecurities intrude. Psychotherapists with thriving practices know that, at some stage, they will have to confront a complain, suicide, a bad debt, a lack of referrals or deal with the impact of personal life events. These events are part of the territory and a way has to be found for professionals to take them in their stride however stressful they may be. Psychotherapists traditionally learn from experience and Rogers has distilled her own and others' experience to throw some light on the shadow side of a psychotherapist' s life. Experienced psychotherapists are emerging from the consulting room and becoming supervisors, trainers and consultants. They are also moving between private practice, GP surgeries and the voluntary sector. Rogers describes the demands of each setting and shows how to draw on new parts of one' s self and learn new ways of working at each move.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xii
SECTION 1 PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL ISSUES 1(32)
Chapter 1 Events in the therapist's life
3(15)
When the therapist's life intrudes on the therapy
Illness
Pregnancy
Bereavement
Retirement and relocation
Locums
Chapter 2 Clinical predicaments
18(15)
Understanding suicidal impulses
Terminating inappropriate therapy
Clients who become terminally ill
SECTION 2 WHAT CAN A THERAPIST LEARN FROM BUSINESS IDEAS? 33(48)
Chapter 3 Practice development Michael Wilkins
35(10)
Business planning - key steps to plan your practice
A development plan
Financial planning
Competition
Partnership practices
A budget
Service development
Chapter 4 Money
45(15)
How much can we expect to earn?
Unconscious attitudes towards money
Negotiating fees
When the client fails to pay
Managing the finances
Chapter 5 Marketing your skills
60(13)
Overcoming inhibitions about marketing
Forming referral networks
Teaching, cards and websites
Promoting your therapy service
Chapter 6 Time management
73(8)
Conceptualizing time
Managing the paperwork
Using routine to provide structure
Managing ourselves
Procrastination is the thief of time
Rewarding ourselves
SECTION 3 DIVERSIFYING AS A THERAPIST 81(34)
Chapter 7 Working in different settings
83(14)
Working in a GP surgery
The voluntary sector
Working alongside other professionals
Mentoring
Beyond the consulting room
Chapter 8 Portfolio person, teacher and supervisor
97(18)
Teaching
Supervision
The supervision setting
SECTION 4 PROFESSIONAL ROLES 115(22)
Chapter 9 Engaging with professional structures
117(18)
Why isn't counselling and psychotherapy a force to be reckoned with?
Why bother with audit and research?
Committee work
Disciplinary complaints
Finally
135(2)
References 137(2)
Index 139

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