The Making of a Psychotherapist

Author: Neville Symington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429907133
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In the first part of the book - 'Personal Qualities' - we are reminded that Psychotherapy means 'Healing the Soul', and that the healer has a moral responsibility for the state of his own mental health as well as the patient's. The second part - 'Professional Dilemmas' - discusses ethical values, and the author's conviction that moral amorphism has caught hold of the psychotherapy movement.

The Making of Psychotherapists

Author: James Davies
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780493193
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Here, for the first time, is a book that submits the psychoanalytic training institute to deep anthropological scrutiny. It expertly uncovers the hidden institutional devices used to transform trainees into professionals. By attending closely to what trainees feel, do, and think as they struggle towards professional status, it exposes the often subtle but deeply penetrating effects psychoanalytic training has upon all who pass through it; effects that profoundly shape not only therapists (professionally and personally), but also the community itself. Davies' fascinating and original data is culled from his extensive fieldwork, his case-studies of clinical work, and his interviews with teachers, senior practitioners and trainees. This book is written to be accessible to all those who have an interest in the therapeutic profession from the professional (whether psychotherapist or anthropologist) to the trainee and general reader.

How to Choose a Psychotherapist

Author: Andrew Symington
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780496761
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The demand for psychotherapy and counselling is greater than ever. More and more people are enrolling on psychotherapy and counselling courses; the number of different associations in this industry has doubled and everyone knows someone who is in therapy or at least thinking about it. So are standards of practice being sacrificed while we are trying to keep up with the demand? Are the right people training to be a psychotherapists? Have you got the right psychotherapist?'This little book is written for patients. It is a challenge to action. Do not be satisfied with a malingering treatment. Gird your loins and challenge your psychotherapist and be prepared to go to a new one. It is worth the trouble to find the right person. Psychotherapy is a long and expensive process so ensure that youy make it effective. It is your responsibility to find the right person. This book is a guide to help you in that search.'- From the Introduction.

Supervision Of Psychotherapy And Counselling

Author: Shipton, Geraldine
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335195121
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This volume brings together authors from a variety of different perspectives and orientations to comment on supervision. Although strongly influenced by psychoanalytic ideas, the book also offers humanistic insights into good supervision practices.

On Becoming a Psychotherapist

Author: Robert H. Klein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019978115X
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On Becoming a Psychotherapist explores how psychotherapists develop as practitioners through both professional training and the training that can only be obtained through personal experience.

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Healing the Social Brain Second Edition

Author: Louis Cozolino
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393706574
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How the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings. In contrast to this view, recent theoretical advances in brain imaging have revealed that the brain is an organ continually built and re-built by one's experience. We are now beginning to learn that many forms of psychotherapy, developed in the absence of any scientific understanding of the brain, are supported by neuroscientific findings. In fact, it could be argued that to be an effective psychotherapist these days it is essential to have some basic understanding of neuroscience. Louis Cozolino's The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Second Edition is the perfect place to start. In a beautifully written and accessible synthesis, Cozolino illustrates how the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings. As the book so elegantly argues, all forms of psychotherapy--from psychoanalysis to behavioral interventions--are successful to the extent to which they enhance change in relevant neural circuits. Beginning with an overview of the intersecting fields of neuroscience and psychotherapy, this book delves into the brain's inner workings, from basic neuronal building blocks to complex systems of memory, language, and the organization of experience. It continues by explaining the development and organization of the healthy brain and the unhealthy brain. Common problems such as anxiety, trauma, and codependency are discussed from a scientific and clinical perspective. Throughout the book, the science behind the brain's working is applied to day-to-day experience and clinical practice. Written for psychotherapists and others interested in the relationship between brain and behavior, this book encourages us to consider the brain when attempting to understand human development, mental illness, and psychological health. Fully and thoroughly updated with the many neuroscientific developments that have happened in the eight years since the publication of the first edition, this revision to the bestselling book belongs on the shelf of all practitioners.

The Beginning Psychotherapist s Companion

Author: Jan Willer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199931658
Format: PDF
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Filling in the gaps from students' lack of experience and confidence, The Beginning Psychotherapist's Companion, Second Edition is a supportive and empathetic guide, addressing real-world concerns and providing essential insights not taught in textbooks. With a reassuring and clear writing style, Willer offers practical suggestions and clinical examples to address the professional development and emotional concerns of the beginning psychotherapist. She guides readers through structuring the first session, making clinical observations, and establishing a therapeutic alliance. Through the use of culturally diverse clinical vignettes, Willer discusses the foundations of ethical practice, including informed consent, confidentiality, documentation, and setting boundaries. The reader is guided on how and when to refer clients for medication and other health care. Crisis management principles are detailed, including suicide and violence risk assessment, child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, and rape. Willer also provides professional advice on contemporary concerns such as social networking, online searches of clients, the psychotherapist's internet presence, and other important emerging challenges. Comprehensive, practical, and thoroughly updated, The Beginning Psychotherapist's Companion, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and early career psychotherapists.

The who You Dream Yourself

Author: Val Richards
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753136
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"At the time of beginning my own therapy, I was teaching drama and theatre studies and became fascinated by the analogies between theatre and therapy, especially by how these set-apart space/times affect the behaviour of meaning-making and the seeming immensity of the therapist's power.' '... as a trainee psychotherapist, discovering the writings of Winnicott, I realised that his theory of transitional phenomena and his vision of "playing" ... provided a theoretical underpinning to the bond between theatre and therapy, bringing together the three parts of this book." --From the Introduction The motif of time and space runs as a continual thread through "The Who You Dream Yourself." Val Richards examines the relationship between psychotherapy and the theatre, as underpinned by Winnicott's writings. She supplements her theories with Jung's ideas on self, the writings of Lacan and the prose, drama, and poetry of Yeats--an unusual blend between diverse and often opposing schools of thought. The book itself is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on the workings of language, space, and meaning-making in the settings of infancy, therapy, and theatre. Part two looks at the "struggle between masks," which are used as a metaphor for self and the representation of self. Richards considers how the phenomenon of theatrical "forced masks and free masks" serves as an analogy for the range of positions inadequately covered by the True and False Self dichotomy of Winnicott. Part Three looks at signs and times by showing that space and linear time are one and indivisible: disturbance in one means disturbance in the other. This point is illustrated with an in-depth examination of Yeats's Purgatory. Elsewhere in the book case studies are used to illustrate formulations. This book is highly recommended for analysts, therapists, and trainees, in particular child and Winnicottian therapists, and anyone with an interest in the role theatre plays in the wider world.

The Family Life of Psychotherapists

Author: Florence Whiteman Kaslow
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866566834
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All mental health professionals will want to read this exciting book to better understand the reciprocal impact of their professional and family lives. Psychotherapists who frequently work with family clients may find difficulty in making the transition from work to their own family life and back again. Contributors examine the transpositions of personal family life and objective task-oriented work life that occur, with suggestions of how to recognize and cope with the changes. Experts also explore the extraordinary challenges psychotherapists face when treating fellow therapists with family-related problems, or when they themselves need those services.

The Art of Psychotherapy

Author: Anthony Storr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135881634
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Anthony Storr's accessible and humane account of the art of psychotherapy has been widely read by practitioners in training and others in the helping professions, as well as many general readers. The second edition includes a thoroughly revised account of the obsessional personality, and a new chapter that draws on the author's recent work on the importance of the processes of healing that take place within the isolated individual.