The Assassin And The Therapist

The Assassin And The Therapist

The Assassin And The Therapist

Many therapists have likely worked with a client who has caused the therapist to confront his most cherished beliefs, or has changed the therapist in ways that forever altered the way he performs therapy, looks at the world, and sees himself. The author of this book found himself in just such a situation, causing him to begin his own search for truth. This book is the result of his search; it explores the nature of truth in psychotherapy and in the therapist’s life, examining some of the things that are often denied and rarely spoken about. This book contains two parallel narratives: the first tells the story of Jacob, a man in his seventies, who lived through one of the most dramatic periods in history and actually altered events through his acts of violence. Following him from his childhood to his recruitment, training, and life as an assassin, it is a tale of intrigue, of adventure and courage, but one that also raises a number of profound moral issues. The reader will find several unexpected but significant themes scattered throughout Jacob’s story which, upon close examination, have significant implications for the ways therapists think about their work and their relationships with clients. The second narrative details the author’s struggles as a therapist as he tries to make sense of his doubt, imperfections, and self-deceptions. The reader will join him on his search for truth in both psychotherapy and life. His story becomes a lesson for digging deep into the complex and ambiguous nature of what therapists do and what they think they learn in their work. A greatly unique and fascinating work, readers will find themselves both enthralled in and changed by Jacob’s story and the author’s journey.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-01-19
Total Pages : 275 Pages
ISBN : 9781135967765


The Assassin And The Therapist

The Assassin And The Therapist

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Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
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Release : 2010
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1853837512


On Being A Therapist

On Being A Therapist

For more than thirty years, On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition, Jeffrey Kottler explores many of the challenges that therapists face in their practices today, including pressures from increased technology, economic realities, and advances in theory and technique. He also explores the stress factors that are brought on from managed care bureaucracy, conflicts at work, and clients' own anxiety and depression. This new edition includes updated sources, new material on technology, new problems that therapists face, and two new chapters: "On Being a Therapeutic Storyteller-and Listener" and "On Being a Client: How to Get the Most from Therapy." Generations of students and practitioners in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, psychotherapy, marriage and family therapy, and human services have found comfort and confidence in On Being a Therapist, and this Fifth Edition -- intended to be the author's last major update to the seminal work -- only builds upon this solid foundation as it continues to educate helping professionals everywhere.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-02-01
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780190641566


On Being A Therapist

On Being A Therapist

An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler′s classic book reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice today For more than 25 years On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this new edition, he explores many of the challenges that therapists face related to increased technology, surprising research, the Internet, advances in theory and technique, as well as stress in the international and global economy, managed care bureaucracy, patients with anxiety and depression from unemployment, dysfunctional families, poor education, poverty, parenting issues, often court mandated. Consequently, there′s a wealth of new information that explores many forbidden subjects that are rarely admitted, much less talked about openly. Goes deeper than ever before into the inner world of therapist′s hopes and fears Written by Jeffrey Kottler the "conscience of the profession" for his willingness to be so honest, authentic, and courageous New chapters explore dealing with failures, reluctant patients, how clients change therapists, and more There is also increased focus on the therapist′s role and responsibility to promote issues of social justice, human rights, and systemic changes within the community and world at large.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-04-05
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780470565476


The Therapist In The Real World What You Never Learn In Graduate School But Really Need To Know

The Therapist In The Real World What You Never Learn In Graduate School But Really Need To Know

Advice and inspiration for the real-life challenges of being a mental health professional. Graduate school and professional training for therapists often focus on academic preparation, but there’s a lot more that a therapist needs to know to be successful after graduation. With warmth, wisdom, and expertise, Jeffrey A. Kottler covers crucial but underaddressed challenges that therapists face in their professional lives at all levels of experience. PART I , “More Than You Bargained For,” covers the changing landscape of the mental health profession and the limits and merits of professional training. PART II , “Secrets and Neglected Challenges,” explores important issues that are often overlooked during training years, including the ways our clients become our greatest teachers, the power of storytelling, and the role of deception in psychotherapy. And in PART III , “Ongoing Personal and Professional Development,” Kottler focuses on areas in which even the most experienced therapists can continue to hone their talents and maximize their potential, laying out effective tips to navigate organization politics, write and publish books and articles, cultivate creativity in clinical work, maintain a private practice, present and lecture to large and small audiences, sustain passion for the work of helping others, plan for the future, and much more. As honest and inspiring as it is revealing, this book offers therapists and counselors at all levels of experience key ideas for thriving after formal education.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-07-27
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780393710991


On Being A Master Therapist

On Being A Master Therapist

Learn from master therapists and bring your skills to the nextlevel Bringing a breath of fresh air to the therapy profession, thiscompelling and thoughtful resource urges readers to move fromcompetency to full mastery in the mental health field. Combiningthe findings of hundreds of previous studies, interviews with awide range of master therapists, own unique experiences andperspectives, Jeffery A. Kottler and Jon Carlson have devised aguide that takes therapists out of their comfort zones. Professionals in the fields of psychology, counseling, socialwork, and human services, as well as graduate students studying forthese professions, will find a level of honesty and candor in thisresource, which tackles a range of essential topics in a frank,personal tone, and closes with a meaningful discussion about thechallenges of striving for mastery. Master therapists and authorsKottler and Carlson explore a range of hot-button topics, suchas: Cultural misunderstandings Disliking your clients (or having clients dislike you) Receiving negative feedback from clients Injecting creativity into the therapeutic process Finding time for social justice and advocacy On Being a Master Therapist provides a much-needed lookat a range of topics that aren't often given such genuine andinsightful treatment, with the goal of helping you attain theattributes that truly distinguish excellence in clinical practice.Start on your journey toward mastery with this thoughtfulresource.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-05-22
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781118282410


Therapist Stories Of Inspiration Passion And Renewal

Therapist Stories Of Inspiration Passion And Renewal

Why do you practice psychotherapy? In this exciting volume, some of the field’s leading therapists tell true stories which evoke the pleasures, joys, and satisfactions that inspire passion for therapeutic work. Rather than focusing on the stresses and strains of being a clinician, these dramatic, poignant, wise, sometimes humorous and always soulful stories will help you gain (or regain) hope and excitement, and ultimately inspire a recommitment to a profession that, at its heart and soul, is about helping people.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Michael F. Hoyt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-09-10
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781136240096


Therapy Over 50

Therapy Over 50

Traditional training in counseling and psychotherapy makes minimal distinctions on the ages of the client and therapist in the treatment process. Therapy Over 50: Aging Issues in Psychotherapy and the Therapist's Life highlights how therapy is frequently a very different process for the older client and therapist. Specifically, this book explores: a) how therapists over 50 (or approaching that life transition) experience, struggle, and enjoy doing therapy in ways that are different from when they were younger (this includes their special challenges, adaptations, fears, and joys); and b) the landscape related to working clinically with aging clients, and those approaches and strategies that work best with this population. The text also includes both current research and classic literature on the subject of aging issues in therapy, as well as current excerpts from interviews the authors will conduct with some of the most notable aging figures in the fields of counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology. Therapy Over 50 ultimately deals with the inevitable and unrelenting changes that take place along with corresponding lost and reconfigured dreams as well as the approaches and strategies that are most effective for working with this population. With an optimistic tone, Kottler and Carlson promote a philosophy of positive aging and development for the therapist and client, thereby offering hope and inspiration for both parties

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-05-19
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780190205690


Change

Change

Change is often a mystery, one that baffles doctors, therapists, teachers, coaches, parents-and especially those of us who struggle to alter bad habits or simply make lasting improvements in our lives. Why do we suddenly change for the better after years of failed efforts? Why do some of us never escape our self-destructive behaviors, even when we desperately want to? What is it that most reliably and effectively produces growth, learning and development that persist over time? In this vividly written volume, psychotherapist Jeffrey Kottler weaves together inspiring stories and the latest research, taking the reader on a fascinating exploration of human behavior while highlighting what does-and does not-lead to lasting change. Kottler illuminates our many efforts to change-to stop taking drugs, reduce dependencies, leave a destructive relationship, find new and more meaningful work, or adjust to a devastating accident or trauma. Readers are invited to explore key triggers such as hitting bottom, moments of clarity, the power of altruism and service, travel to new surroundings, reading or listening to stories, religious conversion, and much more. Kottler also explores why most changes don't last and what we can do to prevent relapses. Throughout the book, Kottler recounts stories of colleagues and patients-and even recalls episodes from his own life-often moving tales of remarkable, unexpected, and lasting transformation. He looks for instance at a young black basketball star, confined to a wheelchair for life after being shot four times, who turned his life around, becoming a scholar and a PhD. An intriguing glimpse into the complexity of the human psyche, Change will engage anyone who has ever struggled to alter a habit, enrich relationships, recover from disappointment or failure, strive for more meaningful and productive work, deal with anxiety, loneliness, fears, stress, and depression, or transform their lives in any kind of significant way.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-04
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9780190866853


Myths Misconceptions And Invalid Assumptions Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

Myths Misconceptions And Invalid Assumptions Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

There are certain assumptions about the practice of counseling that are accepted as "truths," beliefs that are so pervasive that they remain unchallenged by almost all practitioners of all persuasions and approaches. In this book noted authors Jeffrey Kottler and Rick Balkin cover a wide range of myths, misconceptions, and assumptions that have remained unchallenged or that have little research to support their efficacy. Topics covered include the sacrosanct "50 minute hour," how basic research is conducted and whether the results inform actual practice, why progress made in therapy often doesn't last, what social justice actually means, and what makes someone an effective therapist. Each chapter describes an issue, explores the way it operates in daily practice, and then presents empirical evidence to question or challenge its current use. In cases where there is little or no definitive research to support or refute the procedure, belief, or practice the authors present some critical questions that will at the very least encourage counselors to reflect on what they do and why.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-03-13
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780190090715