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How to Fail as a Therapist: 50+ Ways to Lose or Damage Your Patients (Practical Therapist) (Paperback)
From the Foreword, by Arnold Lazarus, PhD, ABPP:
I shudder when I think... when I, as a newly minted PhD in clinical psychology, was certified as competent and qualified... it is not farfetched to say I knew next to nothing...
Newly minted therapists aren't alone in making mistakes, of course; even seasoned professionals can benefit from discovering the 50+ most common errors therapists make, and how to avoid them. Newly revised and updated, this indispensable guide includes more case examples and adds seven ways to fail with child patients, too.
How to Fail... details how to avoid errors such as not recognizing limitations, performing incomplete assessments, ignoring science, ruining the client relationship, setting improper boundaries, terminating improperly, therapist burnout, and more.
About the Author
Bernard Schwartz, PhD, has written a number of books, including the highly successful How to Get Your Children to Do What You Want Them to Do. He has specialized in the fields of sports psychology, and child custody evaluations, and has written extensively on both subjects. John V. Flowers, PhD, (1936-2012) was a professor of psychology at Chapman University and a clinical psychologist in private practice. His research focused on psychotherapy process and outcome, and psychotherapy in the cinema. He authored dozens of journal articles, seven prior books and made hundreds of presentations to scientific societies.