Becoming a Therapist

Author: Suzanne Bender
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309432
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each clearly structured chapter opens with a concise summary, examines a specific stage in the therapeutic process, and offers workable suggestions for practice. Covered are such real-world tasks as setting up appointments and discussing payment, handling latecomers and no-shows, conducting effective assessments while setting patients at ease, and formulating a treatment plan. Recommendations are provided for handling mundane and serious clinical concerns, including suicidality, and for integrating psychopharmacology with psychotherapy. Emphasis is also given to the therapeutic relationship: how to recognize transference and countertransference, navigate issues of consent and compliance, and much more. A wealth of sample therapist-patient dialogues are included to guide the novice therapist who feels at a loss for words, while also illustrating certain situations worth avoiding. The book concludes with a helpful glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Becoming a Therapist

Author: Donald R. Kerr
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN:
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The therapist is a powerful variable in guiding people who are emotionally troubled and in facilitating human change. To achieve positive outcomes for clients, it is important for counselors and therapists to have the ability to create an emotionally safe place for clients to explore problems. An important element in achieving these goals is for counselors and therapists to be aware of and comfortable with their own worldview and be able to accept the worldview of others. Included in this much-needed, interactive workbook are thirty-three classroom-tested activities containing probing questions that help to raise usersż awareness of their personal values, views of real-life experiences, and ways to approach problem solving. The authorżs goal is to engage the user (a prospective counselor or an experienced practitioner) in a nonthreatening personal self-exploration rather than to espouse a specific theoretical orientation or to seek żrightż answers. The thought-provoking żexplorationsż will increase usersż understanding of their own feelings about and reactions to the diverse issues they will address as counselors or therapists.

The Person of the Therapist

Author: Edward W.L. Smith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481828
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The techniques of psychotherapy are often given undue emphasis, slighting the importance of the psychotherapist. Research suggests that the same techniques are differently effective when used by equally trained and supervised therapists. Not only are some therapists more effective, irrespective of the type of therapy they practice, but some, because of their personal qualities, may actually harm those with whom they work. This research reflects the vast importance of the personality of the therapist, evoking the question of how a therapist may develop personhood. Aimed at training as well as practicing psychotherapists--social workers, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists--this scholarly exploration of personhood includes various models for classifying the types of psychotherapy and the place of personhood in this context, as well as a review of existing theory and research literature on specific personal therapist variables as they relate to therapy outcome. The role of traditional spirituality in the development of personhood is given particular emphasis.

Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling

Author: Geri Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118721691
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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FULLY REVISED, COMPREHENSIVE, AND PRACTICAL Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, Fourth Edition introduces counselors, social workers, and students to the field of addiction counseling and helps them acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to counsel individuals who are caught in the destructive cycle of addiction. Drawing from her years of experience working in the addiction-counseling field, Geri Miller provides an engaging, balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinical best practices in the field. Fully updated, the Fourth Edition offers a positive, practice-oriented counseling framework and features: A research-based, clinical application approach to addiction counseling that practitioners can turn to for fundamental, practical, clinical guidelines Revised chapters that reflect important changes in research and practice, including new DSMTM-5 criteria, new assessment instruments, and new and expanded treatments Case studies, interactive exercises, end-of-chapter questions, and other resources that facilitate the integration of knowledge into practice “Personal Reflections” sections at the beginning of each chapter provide an invaluable, unique perspective on the author’s evolving views of addiction counseling Updated and expanded online Instructor’s Manual that includes brief video clips, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions for each chapter, and sample syllabi From assessment and diagnosis of addiction to preparing for certification and licensure as an addiction professional, this comprehensive book covers all of the essentials.

Becoming an Effective Supervisor

Author: Jane Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135058296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practical, hands-on workbook, Becoming an Effective Supervisor neatly fills the gap in supervision resources available to mental health practitioners. The workbook is designed to help clinical counselors and therapists create effective supervision programs of their own, and to address the individual needs of their students. The leading contemporary models of supervision are discussed, as well as the necessary components of a successful supervision curriculum. A framework is then provided for counselors and therapists to develop a personalized and highly effective supervisory style to implement with their own students. The unique exploration exercises in each chapter allow readers to actively integrate the information provided, and to apply these lessons and skills to their own supervisory experiences. Students too will benefit from her concise examination of the theories, applications, and goals of the supervision process. Along with a discussion of the ethical, legal, and multicultural issues faced by clinical supervisors, practical analyses and applications ensure that this book will be a valued addition to any clinical counseling or therapy library.

Becoming a Therapist

Author: Malcolm C. Cross
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415221153
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Personal development is fundamental to professional development and therapeutic practice. Until now, the unstructured personal or reflective journal has by default become the sole vehicle for recording reflection through training. Becoming a Therapist is a unique practical manual, facilitating the movement and growth of the reader, whilst raising awareness of resistance to change. With challenging questions and exercises, it forces the reader to consider his or her own personal value systems, strengths and limitations as they relate to the practice of therapy, tackling vital issues such as: family; culture; gender; and ethics. Indispensable to counsellors, counselling psychologists and psychotherapists in training, Becoming a Therapist is a thought-provoking companion to personal and professional development.

The Equine Assisted Therapy Workbook

Author: Leif Hallberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315402246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook gives readers the tools they need to increase professional competency and personalize the practical applications of equine-assisted therapy. Each chapter includes thought-provoking ethical questions, hands-on learning activities, self-assessments, practical scenarios, and journal assignments applicable to a diverse group of healthcare professionals. The perfect companion to The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy, this workbook is appropriate for both students and professionals.

Family Exploration

Author: Irene Goldenberg
Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
ISBN:
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This enriching workbook helps readers consider the role that their family of origin and their current family dynamics play in the development and maintenance of their current attitudes, values, and behavior patterns. Readers are encouraged to think about systems theory in general and apply it to their own lives. By working through the book's in-depth interpersonal family life experience exercises, they have a powerful subjective experience which can be used as a vehicle for them discovering their own strengths an weaknesses as potential family therapists.

Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist

Author: Susan M. Johnson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136659684
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An invaluable tool for clinicians and students, Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook takes the reader on an adventure – the quest to become a competent, confident, and passionate couple and family therapist. In an accessible resource for training and supervision, seven expert therapists lead the reader through the nine essential steps of EFT with explicit intervention strategies. Suitable as a companion volume to The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, 2nd Ed. or as a stand-alone learning tool, the workbook provides an easy road-map to mastering the art of EFT with exercises, review sheets and practice models. Unprecedented in its novel and interactive approach, this is a must-have for all therapists searching for lasting and efficient results in couple therapy.