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On Being a Therapist


In their professional lives, therapists are frequently exposed to a vast range of human despair, conflict, and suffering that can take an emotional ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

This book helped me understand my therapist

by psyberjunkie on Jul 31, 2010

This book is great if you have ever been in therapy and are wondering what is going on in the chair opposite of you. Dr. Kottler lets us see the true person behind the curtain when we usually want to see "The Wizard". It helps to humanize people sometimes put on too high of a pedestal, and realize ... More


Kotler's Depression

by Angel2 on Jun 7, 2007

I found Kotler's book to be rather unenlightening. He began the book on a positive note and I was anxious to get on to the next chapter. However, not long thereafter the atmosphere and language of Kotler's experience as a therapist took a downward tilt and continued spiraling in that negative direction ... More


Therapists Take Heed to Kottler's Advice

by Bekahteet on May 8, 2007

Jeffrey Kottler explores the multifaceted nature of being a therapist. First, he highlights different roles sharing similar characteristics to therapists such as shamanic leaders, medicine men, and high priests. Then, he reveals the disarray of managed care by citing a case in which an inpatient ... More

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