Bad Therapy

Bad Therapy : Master Therapists Share Their Worst Failures

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Bad Therapy offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and mind's of the profession's most famous authors, thinkers, and leaders when things aren't going so well. Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson, who include their own therapy mishaps, interview twenty of the world's most famous practitioners who discuss their mistakes, misjudgements, and miscalculations on working with clients. Told through narratives, the failures are related with candor to expose the human side of leading therapists. Each therapist shares with regrets, what they learned from the experience, what others can learn from their mistakes, and the benefits of speaking openly about bad therapy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.46mm | 295g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415933234
  • 9780415933230
  • 86,442

Table of contents

The Authors
1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Parameters of Bad Therapy
2. Jeffrey A. Kottler: The Thing Is
3. Jon Carlson: Stories Without Endings
4. Peggy Papp: A Public Humiliation
5. Arnold A. Lazarus: A Huge Dose of Humility
6. Violet Oaklander: If I Learned Something, Then I Can Forgive Myself
7. Richard Schwartz: The Critical Parts of Me
8. William Glasser: I Can't Wait Until You Leave
9. Stephen Lankton: Speaking the Client's Language
10. Francine Shapiro: I Need to Have Safeguards in Place
11. Raymond Corsini: Don't Get Stuck With One Approach
12. John Gray: Being in Bad Therapy
13. Frank Pittman: I Take a Lot of Risks
14. Sam Gladding: I Zigged When I Should Have Zagged
15. Susan M. Johnson: I Felt Quite Helpless
16. Pat Love: Listening to My Inner Voice
17. Art Freeman: We're Not as Smart as We Think We Are
18. John Norcross: 50 Minutes of Pure Hostility
19. Len Sperry: Letting Things Get Personal
20. Scott D. Miller: I Should Have Known Better
21. Michael F. Hoyt: I Was Blind at the Time
22. Richard Stuart: I Expect Too Much
23. Michele Weiner-Davis: Struck by a Bolt of Lightning-Again!
24. Some Common Themes and Lessons Learned
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About Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph. D., is Professor and Chair of the Counseling Program at California State University, Fullerton. He is author of over 45 books in the field, including Doing Good, Making Changes Last and the New York Times bestseller, The Last Victim. Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D. is Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governers State University and a psychologist with the Lake Geneva Wellness Clinic in Wisconsin. He is the founding editor of The Family Journal and has written more than 20 books.
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