The Therapist's Workbook Self-Assessment, Self-Care, and Self-Improvement Exercises for Mental Health Professionals

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-18
  • Publisher: Wiley

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To help clinicians help themselves, Kottler has filled this hands-on guide with self-assessment exercises and activities--all designed to facilitate candid self-expression, growth, and change. Special attention is paid to career threatening issues, such as fear of failure, loss of confidence, and the financial stress and loss of autonomy that many clinician's experience as a result of managed care and its constraints. By actively engagin in the workbooks activities and keeping a weekly journal, readers will come away with renewed motivation, energy, and creativity as clinicians.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part I Confronting the Issues 1

Chapter 1 On Being a Therapist—and the Consequences of This Choice 3

Chapter 2 Joys and Privileges of Therapeutic Work 17

Chapter 3 Identifying Sources of Stress 31

Chapter 4 Acknowledging Doubts, Limitations, and Failures 55

Chapter 5 Clients as Teachers: Reciprocal Effects and Influences 73

Chapter 6 Making Sense of What You Do as a Therapist 85

Part II Taking Care of Yourself 115

Chapter 7 Addressing Countertransference and Other Personal Reactions 117

Chapter 8 Avoiding and Countering Burnout 143

Chapter 9 Travel That Can Change Your Life 151

Chapter 10 Building and Maintaining a Support System 161

Part III Practicing What You Preach 173

Chapter 11 Accessing More Fun and Joy From Therapeutic Work 175

Chapter 12 Promoting Creative Breakthroughs 183

About the Author 197

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