Bibliographic Details

What therapists don't talk about and why : understanding taboos that hurt us and our clients / Kenneth S. Pope, Janet L. Sonne, and Beverly Greene ; forewords by Melba J.T. Vasquez and Gerald P. Koocher.

Author / Creator Pope, Kenneth S.
Edition [2nd ed.].
Imprint Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2006.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 199 pages)
Language English
Subject Psychotherapists.
Psychotherapist and patient.
Psychotherapist and patient.
Psychotherapy -- methods.
Psychotherapy -- ethics.
Professional-Patient Relations.
Sexual Behavior -- psychology.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Varying Form of Title Available from some providers with title: PsycBooks (EBSCO Host
Other authors / contributors Sonne, Janet L.
Greene, Beverly.
ISBN 1591474019
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book focuses on taboos and uncomfortable topics that therapists and therapists-in-training often avoid and the damaging myths underlying this avoidance. Examples of the many topics include anger at patients; prayer with patients as part of therapy; fee disasters; therapists getting sick, growing old, and dying; confusion about disabilities; feelings of incompetence; therapists' fears; sexual orientation and self-disclosure; vulnerability; therapists' shame and guilt; silence about research data that are influential but faked; therapists' blunders; difficult aspects of race and ethnicity; the experience of being fired; confusion about what to do; and betrayal of ourselves, our profession, and our values to succeed or just survive. Providing opportunities for individuals, courses, and workshops to engage the topics directly, the book avoids imposing "right" answers and clinging to traditional "politically correct," or "psychologically correct" approaches. The book's model of learning encourages a mindful awareness of how we respond to the complex, messy situations that occur in real life and emphasizes the need for openness, honesty, courage, and constant questioning"--Cover. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Other form Print version: Pope, Kenneth S. What therapists don't talk about and why. [2nd ed.]. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2006