How to Fail as a Therapist: 50+ Ways to Lose or Damage Your Patients (2nd Edition, Revised) Spiral-Bound |

Bernard Schwartz, John Flowers

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From the Foreword, by Arnold Lazarus, PhD, ABPP:

“I shudder when I think... when I, as a newly minted PhD in clinical psychology, was certified as competent and qualified... it is not farfetched to say I knew next to nothing...”

“Newly minted” therapists aren't alone in making mistakes, of course; even seasoned professionals can benefit from discovering the 50+ most common errors therapists make, and how to avoid them. Newly revised and updated, this indispensable guide includes more case examples and adds seven ways “to fail” with child patients, too.

How to Fail... details how to avoid errors such as not recognizing limitations, performing incomplete assessments, ignoring science, ruining the client relationship, setting improper boundaries, terminating improperly, therapist burnout, and more.

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 192 pages
ISBN-10: 1886230986
Item Weight: 0.6 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.88 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings
“...provides useful information and shares numerous lessons of relevance for all psychotherapists.”
Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsychCRITIQUES, APA Review of Books
Bernard Schwartz, PhD, has written a number of books, including the highly successful How to Get Your Children to Do What You Want Them to Do. He has specialized in the fields of sports psychology, and child custody evaluations, and has written extensively on both subjects.

John V. Flowers, PhD, (1936-2012) was a professor of psychology at Chapman University and a clinical psychologist in private practice. His research focused on psychotherapy process and outcome, and psychotherapy in the cinema. He authored dozens of journal articles, seven prior books and made hundreds of presentations to scientific societies.