The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice

The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice

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Managed care has radically reshaped health care in the United States, and private long-term psychotherapy is increasingly a thing of the past. The corporatization of mental health care often puts therapists in professional quandaries. How can they do the therapeutic work they were trained to do with clients whom they may barely know, whose care is intruded upon by managed care administrators? With unrelenting pressure to substitute medications for therapy and standardized behavior protocols for individualized approaches, what becomes of the therapista€“client relationship? Unflinchingly honest, The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice offers both compelling stories and practical advice on maintaining onea€™s therapeutic integrity in the managed care era. Resisting a one-size-fits-all approach, the authors focus on the principles of forming relationships with patients, and especially patients likely to be under-served (e.g., the uninsured poor) or difficult to treat. The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice gives voice to therapistsa€™ frustrations with the administrative constraints under which they work. But it accepts the reality and offers guidance and inspiration to committed therapists everywhere.The most common punishers in DBT are the therapista#39;s disapproval, confrontation , or reduction in the therapista#39;s availability. With emotionally sensitive individuals, disapproval needs to be mild in order to be most effective. Care must be takenanbsp;...

Title:The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice
Author:Alex N. Sabo
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2000-12-15


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