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Author Duncan, Barry L.

Title On becoming a better therapist / Barry L. Duncan.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2010]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description xv, 211 pages ; cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents So you want to be a better therapist -- Just the facts, ma'am -- How being bad can make you better -- Getting in the zone -- The heart and soul of change -- Wizards, humbugs, or witches -- For the love of the work.
Summary Provides simple but elegant solutions for becoming a more effective therapist. Redirects our attention from specific treatments to our behavior and attitudes as therapists, offering a refreshing look at improving treatment that operates outside the contemporary solution of providing the "right psychological treatment for the right disorder." Emphasizes the therapist and the therapist's contribution to patient well-being, extending the usual solutions provided in graduate education and challenging therapists in two important ways: 1) requires therapists to systematically monitor their clients' treatment response and the therapeutic alliance (as rated by the client) and to discuss these phenomena with the client and 2) therapists must examine their effectiveness over time and use this information to become more effective. The discourse is on the one hand highly personal, anecdotal, passionate, and persuasive, and on the other, evidence-based.
Form Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy -- methods -- Personal Narratives.
Feedback, Psychological -- Personal Narratives.
Professional Role -- Personal Narratives.
Professional-Patient Relations -- Personal Narratives.
Treatment Outcome -- Personal Narratives.
Added Author American Psychological Association.
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