A therapist’s worst nightmare is to get caught in the situation of not knowing how to help a client. However, counseling is the art of knowing how to respond to therapeutic situations and dilemmas and not a matter of having all the answers. This accessible and practical book, based on the author’s 40 years of clinical experience, offers counselors from the student to the seasoned therapist ways to respond using over 100 unique strategies, interventions, and examples for overcoming therapeutic dilemmas, such as uncooperative clients, overwhelming problems, and damaged therapeutic relationships. Readers will learn about some of the newest therapeutic discoveries in psychotherapy as well as answers to specific difficulties submitted by other therapists. The reader is challenged to become a co-creator of change with the client opening the doors of self-discovery that turn counseling into an adventure and opportunity for personal growth for both client and counselor. This is an excellent book to use in counselor supervision giving aspiring counselors answers to many perplexing situations.
You will learn:
A new approach to conceptualizing the process of therapy Ways to enhance the therapeutic relationship Establishing protocols to overcome common dilemmas How to identify and maximize clients' strengths 10 Characteristics of difficult clients Therapeutic qualities every therapist should have 12 Solutions for working with difficult clients How to create solutions to unsolvable problems Ways to create hope in "hopeless situations" How mindfulness in therapy can overcome therapeutic challenges How to expand your therapeutic tool kit. Rethinking the idea of therapeutic resistance With this highly readable book filled with down-to-earth advice and linked with consciousness and compassion, you will never be stuck again.
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