This text is a virtual handbook of classic mistakes to anticipate, work through, and grow from. It identifies, discusses and re-frames classic mistakes that beginning interviewers and clinicians are likely to make in practice by illuminating a myriad of mistakes through the use of first-hand vignettes, in-text exercises, and a systems framework. This book uses a strengths-perspective, and can serve as a companion text or as a stand-alone primer because of its elaboration of the phases, principles, strategies and methods used in the helping process.
This guide for students, beginning clinicians, and allied health professionals employs multicultural vignettes in a variety of settings to describe some of the mistakes commonly made by therapists. Coverage includes how to avoid or repair the damage from mistakes such as breaches of confidentiality, steering around difficult topics, and minimizing signs of risk. Dillon teaches at the Boston University School of Social Work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)