1st Edition

Stress in Psychotherapists

Edited By Ved Varma, Ved Varma Copyright 1997

    Those who spend most of their time dealing with other people's stress are most vulnerable to stress themselves. Stress in Psychotherapists highlights the pressures experienced by psychotherapists and examines how the effects vary according to the problems they treat, the settings in which they work and their professional and personal development. Written by a team of experienced practitioners this book is important reading for all those in psychotherapy training and practice.

    1 The experience of being a psychotherapist 2 Stress and the personality of the psychotherapist 3 Stress in trainee psychotherapists 4 Stresses in child psychotherapists 5 Risks to the worker with disturbed adolescents 6 Stress in psychotherapists who work with adults 7 Stress in psychotherapists who work with dysfunctional families 8 Stress in the therapist and the Bagshaw Syndrome 9 Stress in counsellors and therapists working with bereavement 10 Therapeutic work as a minister 11 Stresses in cognitive behavioural psychotherapists 12 Stress in group psychotherapy 13 Stresses in psychotherapists inside the National Health Service 14 Stress in psychotherapists working outside the National Health Service 15 Stress and psychotherapy: an overview


    Before his retirement Ved P.Varma worked as psychotherapist and educational  psychologist. He has edited many books, including Anxiety in Children and The Secret Life of Vulnerable Children.