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Doing Better

Improving Clinical Skills and Professional Competence, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeffrey Kottler, W. Paul Jones


288 pages

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Doing Better is intended to help therapists and counselors to explore more fully and systematically the processes of self-improvement in their work and lives.


"Due to the nature of their work, most practitioners need assistance in honing their clinical skills and staying healthy. Doing Better gives practitioners just such a resource. In this volume, Kottler, Jones, and their associates provide readers with scholarly based but pragmatic ways of helping themselves and growing through their work. Thanks to this book, we now have a blueprint for developing as professionals in the best possible way." -- Samuel T. Gladding, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University

"The authors have a warm, insightful, and stimulating writing style that encourages readers to think through critical professional issues and examine their own development and practice. This book is of value to experienced counselors and therapists looking for a way to reflect on what they do and where they are going in their careers." -- James M. Benshoff, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Table of Contents



When Therapists Supervise Themselves

Jeffrey A. Kottler

The Natural and Unnatural Evolution of Therapist Development

Jeffrey A. Kottler and W. Paul Jones

Critical Self-Monitoring

David Shepard and Gloria Morrow

A Syllabus for Self-Supervision

W. Paul Jones and Robert L. Harbach

Confronting Adversity

Dana L. Comstock and Thelma H. Duffy

Hasta La Vista Baby-I'm Outta Here:Dealing With Boredom

Sherill Wiseman and Carol Scott

Recognizing Ethnic/Racial Biases and Discriminatory Practices Through Self-Supervision

Jesse Brinson and Jose M. Cervantes

Self Supervision in Youth Counseling

David Leary

Technoconsultation:Getting Help in Far-Flung Places

John A. Casey and W. Paul Jones

There is no "I" in Self:A Discursive Approach to Self-Supervision

Stacey L. Sinclair and Gerald Monk

From Self-Regulation to Self-Supervision:Lessons from Sport Psychology to the Practice of Therapy

David D. Chen and Matt Englar Carlson

Self-Supervision in Medical Settings

Laurie Carty and W. Paul Jones

Licensing Boards and Continuing Professional Growth:Friend or Foe?

Shirley Emerson and W. Paul Jones

Therapist:Heal Thyself!

Maryam Sayyedi and Kathy O' Byrne

Blind Spots and Ruts in the Road:The Limits of Self-Supervision

Leah Brew and Mike Altekruse

Final Thoughts

Jeffrey Kottler and W. Paul Jones

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling