Becoming A Therapist: A Workbook For Personal Exploration

  • Publish Date: 2000-04-17
  • Binding: Spiral-bound
  • Author: Donald R. Kerr
  • $204.16

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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 users' awareness of their personal values, views of real-life experiences, and ways to approach problem solving. The author's 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 right answers. The thought-provoking explorations will increase users' understanding of their own feelings about and reactions to the diverse issues they will address as counselors or therapists.

Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Caplan-Caplan, Mental Health Consultation and Collaboration (ISBN 9781577660736); Cavanagh-Levitov, The Counseling Experience: A Theoretical and Practical Approach, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577661894); Kleinke, Coping with Life Challenges, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577662358); Martin, Counseling and Therapy Skills, Fourth Edition (ISBN: 9781478628750); Martin-Moore, Basics of Clinical Practice: A Guidebook for Trainees in the Helping Professions (ISBN 9781577660057); and Parsons, Fundamentals of the Helping Process, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577667162).

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