The therapists workbook selfassessment selfcare and selfimprovement exercises for mental health professionals Jeffrey A Kottler

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The therapists workbook selfassessment selfcare and selfimprovement exercises for mental health professionals Jeffrey A Kottler

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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