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Therapist's Guide to Self-Care - Lillie Weiss

Therapist's Guide to Self-Care

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780415948005
Number Of Pages: 202

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Psychotherapy is an increasingly stressful profession. Yet therapists spend most of their time helping clients deal with their stress, not caring for their own. This book is designed as a tool for the experienced counselor, junior therapist, and graduate student, as the issues confronted and discussed herein are relevant to anyone in the field, regardless of experience or expertise. Dr. Weiss has written a book in an easy, conversational tone, filled with concrete examples and blending research findings, clinical experience and theoretical approaches into practical suggestions and sound advice.
The book is divided into three parts, discussing therapist concerns and questions that are continually raised, and providing practical tools based on clinical experience and research findings. It will be useful to all mental health professionals who have felt the strain of their practice.

"Therapist's Guide to Self-Care is carefully organized to help the therapists realistically assess and subsequently modify both their personal and professional lives. Throughout this well-written and easy-to-read volume is a knowledgeable mix of scholarly research in this area as well as the author's own personal experiences. It is hard to find a weakness anywhere in this informative and useful volume.This book is a "must read" by those well into their careers who find themselves feeling bored or overwhelmed by their work or feeling personally shortchanged by the imbalance between their professional and work lives." - Garland Y. (Gary) DeNesky, Ph.D., The National Psychologist

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Designing and Creating the Life You Wantp. 1
Visualize the Life You Want and DO IT!p. 3
Ask Yourself: "If Money Were No Object ..."p. 7
Hire Yourself as Your Life Managerp. 11
Tips for Managing Your Outer Environmentp. 13
Do the Things You Enjoy and Eliminate Those That Drain Youp. 15
Create an Environment You Love in Which You Can Express Yourselfp. 25
Do What You Love, the Money Will Followp. 31
Get a Lifep. 39
Make Your Calendar Your Most Important Toolp. 47
Diversify, Diversify, Diversifyp. 53
Simplify, Simplify, Simplifyp. 59
Eliminate Managed Carep. 71
Learn To Set Limitsp. 77
Tips for Managing Your Inner Environmentp. 89
Clinician, Know Thyselfp. 91
Take Time To Sharpen the Sawp. 93
Learn To Recognize and Avoid Burnoutp. 101
Listen to Your Body's Signalsp. 109
Get Some Personal Therapyp. 119
Talk to Your Colleaguesp. 127
Get Out of the Overresponsibility Trapp. 137
Keep a Healthy Distancep. 147
Learn To Deal with Uncertaintyp. 165
Remember Your Callingp. 175
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780415948005
ISBN-10: 0415948002
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 16.36  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1