This book examines the ‘therapeutic use of self’ and the intertwining of the therapist’s professional self and their personal self. I highlight therapist 'being', not just 'doing'.
Combining practical illustrations and case studies with theory and research, the book explores a number of questions, such as:
· What are our personal values and attitudes and how do these manifest in our work with clients?
· How do we interact with and impact others, and in what ways might this help or hinder our therapeutic work?
· What might we represent to the client as a result of our particular social background, and how might this impact on the power dynamics within client relationships?
Learning features include Practical Applications, Research boxes, Case Examples, Critical Reflections, Discussion Questions and Further Reading.
Link to the publisher Sage