Dealing with Challenges in Psychotherapy and Counseling, 1st Edition

  • Christiane Brems University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • ISBN-10: 0534364713  |  ISBN-13: 9780534364717
  • 338 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.25 List Price = $ 168.95
 

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Overview

This text provides a framework for handling tough clinical situations as they arise. It includes both the complexities of assessment issues that arise in special circumstances with a variety of clients as well as a number of general interventions that are relevant to all clients. The book provides a theory-free conceptual super-structure that can guide and ground readers in difficult situations regardless of theoretical beliefs. The author's underlying philosophy reflects the importance of taking a contextual approach with clients, viewing clients as collaborators in the therapeutic process, and recognizing that the client needs strategies other than the provider-client relationship that he/she can implement independently.


Table of Contents

PART ONE: CHALLENGES ARISING DURING ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING.
1. The Challenge of Meeting a New Client.
2. The Challenge of Substance Use.
3. The Challenge of Medial Involvement.
4. The Challenge of Psychological Complexity.
PART TWO: CHALLENGES ARISING DURING TREATMENT.
5. The Challenge of Crises: Assessment and Intervention.
6. The Challenge of Threats of Suicide: The Duty to Protect.
7. The Challenge of Threats of Violence: The Duty to Warn and Protect.
8. The Challenge of Child Abuse and Neglect: The Duty to Report.
PART THREE: TRANSCENDING THE CHALLENGES.
9. The Challenge of Preventing Burnout and Assuring Growth: Self Care.
REFERENCES.
SUBJECT INDEX.
AUTHOR INDEX.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This book meets the challenges which exist in training professional helpers for today's world. The author meets the challenge of cost-contained managed health care by providing clear, concise models of crises intervention . . . The integration of many theoretical beliefs and applications into a theory-free conceptual super-structure makes this an excellent text for training counselors regardless of theoretical orientation."
— Daisy B. Ellington, Wayne State University
"This book is basically an identification of some of the real-life tough situations new therapists will encounter, as well as discussions about a) how to avoid them if possible; b) how to manage them if necessary; and c) how to care for oneself as the problems are encountered. . . . The author has identified 'state of the art' clinical challenges and addressed them in a way that should provide guidance and structure for counselors and therapists."
— Andy Horne, University of Georgia at Athens