the assassin and the therapist an exploration of truth in psychotherapy and in life

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The Assassin And The Therapist

Author : Jeffrey Kottler
ISBN : 9781135967765
Genre : Psychology
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Many therapists have likely worked with a client who has caused the therapist to confront his most cherished beliefs, or has changed the therapist in ways that forever altered the way he performs therapy, looks at the world, and sees himself. The author of this book found himself in just such a situation, causing him to begin his own search for truth. This book is the result of his search; it explores the nature of truth in psychotherapy and in the therapist’s life, examining some of the things that are often denied and rarely spoken about. This book contains two parallel narratives: the first tells the story of Jacob, a man in his seventies, who lived through one of the most dramatic periods in history and actually altered events through his acts of violence. Following him from his childhood to his recruitment, training, and life as an assassin, it is a tale of intrigue, of adventure and courage, but one that also raises a number of profound moral issues. The reader will find several unexpected but significant themes scattered throughout Jacob’s story which, upon close examination, have significant implications for the ways therapists think about their work and their relationships with clients. The second narrative details the author’s struggles as a therapist as he tries to make sense of his doubt, imperfections, and self-deceptions. The reader will join him on his search for truth in both psychotherapy and life. His story becomes a lesson for digging deep into the complex and ambiguous nature of what therapists do and what they think they learn in their work. A greatly unique and fascinating work, readers will find themselves both enthralled in and changed by Jacob’s story and the author’s journey.

The Assassin And The Therapist

Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
ISBN : 1853837512
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Change

Author : Jeffrey A. Kottler
ISBN : 9780190866853
Genre : Psychology
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Change is often a mystery, one that baffles doctors, therapists, teachers, coaches, parents-and especially those of us who struggle to alter bad habits or simply make lasting improvements in our lives. Why do we suddenly change for the better after years of failed efforts? Why do some of us never escape our self-destructive behaviors, even when we desperately want to? What is it that most reliably and effectively produces growth, learning and development that persist over time? In this vividly written volume, psychotherapist Jeffrey Kottler weaves together inspiring stories and the latest research, taking the reader on a fascinating exploration of human behavior while highlighting what does-and does not-lead to lasting change. Kottler illuminates our many efforts to change-to stop taking drugs, reduce dependencies, leave a destructive relationship, find new and more meaningful work, or adjust to a devastating accident or trauma. Readers are invited to explore key triggers such as hitting bottom, moments of clarity, the power of altruism and service, travel to new surroundings, reading or listening to stories, religious conversion, and much more. Kottler also explores why most changes don't last and what we can do to prevent relapses. Throughout the book, Kottler recounts stories of colleagues and patients-and even recalls episodes from his own life-often moving tales of remarkable, unexpected, and lasting transformation. He looks for instance at a young black basketball star, confined to a wheelchair for life after being shot four times, who turned his life around, becoming a scholar and a PhD. An intriguing glimpse into the complexity of the human psyche, Change will engage anyone who has ever struggled to alter a habit, enrich relationships, recover from disappointment or failure, strive for more meaningful and productive work, deal with anxiety, loneliness, fears, stress, and depression, or transform their lives in any kind of significant way.

Therapy Over 50

Author : Jeffrey Kottler
ISBN : 9780190205690
Genre : Social Science
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Traditional training in counseling and psychotherapy makes minimal distinctions on the ages of the client and therapist in the treatment process. Therapy Over 50: Aging Issues in Psychotherapy and the Therapist's Life highlights how therapy is frequently a very different process for the older client and therapist. Specifically, this book explores: a) how therapists over 50 (or approaching that life transition) experience, struggle, and enjoy doing therapy in ways that are different from when they were younger (this includes their special challenges, adaptations, fears, and joys); and b) the landscape related to working clinically with aging clients, and those approaches and strategies that work best with this population. The text also includes both current research and classic literature on the subject of aging issues in therapy, as well as current excerpts from interviews the authors will conduct with some of the most notable aging figures in the fields of counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology. Therapy Over 50 ultimately deals with the inevitable and unrelenting changes that take place along with corresponding lost and reconfigured dreams as well as the approaches and strategies that are most effective for working with this population. With an optimistic tone, Kottler and Carlson promote a philosophy of positive aging and development for the therapist and client, thereby offering hope and inspiration for both parties

Stories We Ve Heard Stories We Ve Told

Author : Jeffrey Kottler
ISBN : 9780199328277
Genre : Social Science
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This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Relational Transactional Analysis

Author : Heather Fowlie
ISBN : 9780429918520
Genre : Psychology
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'Through different voices and styles of contributions, including papers, edited talks and panel discussion, this collection explores and applies the principles of relational transactional analysis. It sets them in social, cultural and political contexts, and considers a number of important implications of this particular relational turn in psychotherapy. The book advances relational transactional analyses and, in doing so, reflects the creativity and vibrancy of contemporary TA. The editors have skilfully brought together different generations of TA practitioners in an accessible and stimulating volume. I commend the editors and highly recommend the book.'- Dr Keith Tudor, author of a number of books and co-author of the article "Co-creative transactional analysis" in the Transactional Analysis Journal. He is Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Duped

Author : Jeffrey Kottler
ISBN : 9781135163471
Genre : Psychology
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In this book, Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson turn their well-polished therapy microscopes onto the subjects of lying, falsehood, deceit, and the loss of trust in the counseling room. What do clients lie about and why? When do therapists mislead or withhold information from their clients? What does it all mean? In their exploration of this taboo material, the authors interview and share stories from dozens of their peers from all practice areas and modalities and ranging from neophytes to established master practitioners. Their stories and reflections cast some light on this fascinating topic and will help to start a more honest dialogue about difficult subject matter.

Stress Management And Prevention Applications To Daily Life

Author : Jeffrey Kottler
ISBN : 9780495117858
Genre : Health & Fitness
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STRESS MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION: APPLICATIONS TO DAILY LIFE is a broad introduction to the subject of stress management. This practical and highly praised book includes a variety of self-regulation and other techniques to help students cope with and prevent stress in their lives. The ultimate goal is to give students the tools to they need to live well-balanced lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Counseling Primer

Author : Mary H. Guindon
ISBN : 9781135280574
Genre : Psychology
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A Counseling Primer presents an introduction to the counseling profession that provides students with a foundation for success. This engaging and accessible text covers the core CACREP Standard of Professional Orientation with a comprehensive overview of the field. It: Anticipates the questions of beginning students with a series of chapters that ask who counselors (and clients) are, what counseling is, when and where it is practiced, and why counselors choose the profession. Introduces students to the basics of essential attending and listening skills. Challenges readers with case vignettes and discussion questions. Encourages self-reflection and offers skills for observation of others. Supports student learning with extensive pedagogical features and resources. Enhances the reading experience with a robust online instructor’s manual. This engaging textbook is full of useful features to enhance the learning experience. Each chapter includes "points to ponder", case examples, an "in practice: what would you do?" vignette with discussion questions, and a chapter summary. A self-reflection journaling exercise, termed the TFAC Chart (Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, Context) reinforces the material from each chapter and facilitates student growth. A Counseling Primer: An Introduction to the Profession is accompanied by a rich array of supplementary materials that are made available to qualifying adopters and their students completely free of charge. Our online resources are hosted on the Moodle course management system. Instructor Resources include: A sample course syllabus Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint lecture slides Chapter-by-chapter Instructor Notes, including chapter summary, learning objectives, and instructions for suggested in-class activities and assignments An interactive test bank for each chapter (including multiple choice, true or false, and essay question formats). The tests and notes are available for download by instructors in a variety of useful formats, to suit your needs. Student Materials include: TFAC (Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Context) Journaling forms for self-reflection Class handouts for assigned and optional review activities

Handbook Of Psychotherapy Case Formulation Second Edition

Author : Tracy D. Eells
ISBN : 9781606239438
Genre : Psychology
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This indispensable practitioner guide and text serves as a comprehensive primer on case formulation within all of the major therapeutic approaches. Prominent experts offer step-by-step guidelines for developing strong formulations and putting them to use in day-to-day practice. The chapters follow a standard format to allow comparison across models. Coverage includes the conceptual and empirical underpinnings of each approach, the relationship of case formulation to therapeutic technique, issues in treating clients from different backgrounds and with different types of presenting problems, and training resources. Illustrative case material and user-friendly examples of completed formulations are featured throughout.

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