The Client Who Changed Me

Jeffrey A. Kottler Jon Carlson

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The Client Who Changed Me

The Client Who Changed Me Although the impact that clients can have on therapists is well known most work on the subject consists of dire warnings mental health professionals are taught early on to be on their guard for burno

  • Title: The Client Who Changed Me
  • Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler Jon Carlson
  • ISBN: 9780415951081
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although the impact that clients can have on therapists is well known, most work on the subject consists of dire warnings mental health professionals are taught early on to be on their guard for burnout, compassion fatigue, and counter transference However, while these professional hazards are very real, the scholarly focus on the negative potential of the client counselAlthough the impact that clients can have on therapists is well known, most work on the subject consists of dire warnings mental health professionals are taught early on to be on their guard for burnout, compassion fatigue, and counter transference However, while these professional hazards are very real, the scholarly focus on the negative potential of the client counselor relationship often implies that no good can come of allowing oneself to get too close to a client s issues This sentiment obscures what every therapist knows to be true that the client counselor relationship can also effect powerful positive transformations in a therapist s own life The Client Who Changed Me is Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson s testimony to the significant and often life changing ways in which therapists have been changed by their patients Kottler and Carlson draw not only upon their own extensive experience between them, they have than fifty years in the field but also upon lengthy interviews with dozens of the country s foremost therapists and theorists business of therapy not merely how it appears externally, but how practitioners experience it internally Although these stories paint a complex and multi layered portrait of the client counselor relationship, they all demonstrate the profound and unexpected rewards that the profession has to offer.

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    1. Deb on said:

      *Profound change goes both ways *The fourth book in Kottler and Carlson's you-can't-just-read-one-of-the-stories series, this book shows how the therapeutic process (when done right) inspires change in the client and therapist alike. The stories in this book do a wonderful job in challenging the traditional view of psychotherapy wherein the therapist is seen as an "expert" who catalyzes the client's change, yet remains unchanged. Instead, as these stories reveal, effective therapy centers on a r [...]

    2. Diana on said:

      An amazing book. As a therapist in training as well as a client, this book has taught me a lot, both about possibilities of how to deal with challenging situations in therapy and about the possibility of actually making a difference as a client, too. This is a well written book with experiences from some great psychotherapists and it gives me hope about the efficiency of therapy as well as the client's role.

    3. Pallavi tomar on said:

      As a therapist in training, this book really spoke to me. The situations and dilemmas expressed here are one's we all face everyday, just what a therapist takes from a patient has never been portrayed so well by so many of them.

    4. No0or on said:

      Wow the titel seems very attractive. Since I am msychologist I really want t read it:)

    5. Deidra on said:

      Yes, it's a two-way street: therapists become better, too, because of their clients!

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