Learning and Teaching Therapy
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With today's rapidly changing health care environment, more is being asked of therapists than ever before. Mental health practitioners were once able to expouse one particular approach, work only with appropriate clients who actively sought therapy, and treat them for however long it seemed necessary. Today's managed-care environment has changed all that. Professionals must be ready to use a variety of approaches; skilled in brief therapy techniques; prepared to deal with a range of clients representing different classes and ethnicities; and flexible enough to adapt to each particular case, including those involving violence, abuse, and court-ordered clients. What is required is a consistent ideology to frame the variety of ways of doing therapy and an ability to draw what is best from each approach. Bringing the seasoned professional up to date with the tools needed to thrive in the field today and providing students with a solid grounding in actual practice, this book explores new ways to think about therapy and creatively apply it in practice. Author Jay Haley explores the issues that arise with the most current therapeutic methods. He helps readers make use of a range of different approaches, learning how to tailor therapy to each client. Topics include: Selecting a supervisor for training. The merits and disadvantages of live supervision. How to recognize and build upon a trainee's unique skills. Dealing with a broad range of clients. Developing a training program. Adapting clinical approaches to specific situations. Written in clear, consise language, chapters are filled with case examples and verbatim transcripts of therapy interviews that bring the issues to life. Providing a timely look at how to train therapists, as well as how to practice therapy in today's world, Teaching and Learning Therapy is an indispensable resource for clinical therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. It also serves as an ideal text for students in these fields.
Table of Contents
Teaching Psychotherapy. Selecting a Supervisor and Other Important Matters. Who Should be Allowed to Learn. The Client. What to Learn, What to Teach. The Best Theory. Controversial Issues. Live Supervision. Beginning. More on Directives. Compulsory Therapy. Epilogue: How to be a Therapy Supervisor Without Knowing How to Change Anyone.