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On Being a Therapist, 4th Edition

On Being a Therapist, 4th Edition
Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
ISBN 13: 9780470565476
ISBN 10: 470565470
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2010-04-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $27.95

New from Master Therapist and Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Kottler

For more than twenty-five 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 fourth 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 puts the spotlight on the therapist's role and responsibility to promote issues of diversity, social justice, human rights, and systemic changes within the community and the world at large.

Praise for the Previous Editions

"This is one of those rare and exciting books that reaches deep into the heart of a profession and discloses not only its day-to-day workings but also the very personal satisfaction, problems, doubts, and joys its practitioners experience."—Booklist

"Written in an engaging style and filled with examples from the writings of well-known therapists. It should be required reading for those considering entering the profession."—Choice


Kottler's candid account of the profound ways in which therapists are influenced by their interactions with clients, originally published in 1986, has been revised and updated to add recent anecdotal and empirical research on the subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)