A Primer for Beginning Psychotherapy
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It gives the larger picture of what psychotherapy is about, yet, at the same time, presents highly practical advice on many concrete and interpersonal issues."- Ilisse R. Barnabas Hospital in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 63:4, April 2002"This is a useful book which will provide a viable teaching aid for established therapists and is full of helpful advice for beginners." - European EatingDisorders Review. "This concise and clearly written book is, as its title suggests, an excellent primer for students and mental health professionals at the early stages of their careers This book would make a fine addition to the library of the neophyte psychotherapist. Perlmutter, M.D., St
Designed especially for students and mental health professionals in the early stages of their careers, this primer is a practical guide to psychotherapy --
richard hamling said Great place to start. This is an excellent introduction to psychotherapy. Unlike some intro books, that his text does not overdose the reader with the complexities of psychotherapy. Instead, what is offered are clear, brief descriptive nuances of psychotherapy. For someone considering being a therapist this little gem opens the door for understanding a demanding profession. For those inclined, this text certainly can be a stepping stone for books that offer more depth.Dr Richard Hamling, LMHC,. A Customer said Great how to book for the beginning therapist!. "A Primer for Beginning Psychotherapy" is a great first book for those contemplating entering the counseling field or new graduates. The author spends much of the book describing the basics like how often to have sessions, atmosphere, the kind of information that a new therapist would want to know. The chapter on transference is excellent and could not be recommended enough for a new therapist. The whole book is a compact source of good information.. Stephen G. Salzbrenner said the second time was different. I reread parts of the book to give a lecture to some medical interns and I realized that it was much better the second time around. I think it is because I skipped over all the material on atmosphere, etiquette, etc. I recommend this book to all beginning therapists but would recommend against reading the chapters about whether it's o.k. to smoke in the session, whether to see patients at your house, etc. You get the idea. Focus on the parts about doing the actual therapy.