A Therapist’s Guide to Growing Free: A Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence

A Therapist’s Guide to Growing Free: A Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Help victims and survivors break the cycle of abuse!

Trying to get victims and survivors of domestic abuse to recognize their own victimization can be a frustrating experience. They often become so frightened, isolated, and self-doubting that they make excuses for the abuser. Combining psychological insight with practical safety information, this book helps therapists guide their clients into understanding–and ending–the vicious cycle of wooing, tension, violence, and remorse.

A Therapist’s Guide to Growing Free provides a comprehensive outline of the issues, tasks, and goals involved in the treatment of victims and survivors. Its chapter-by-chapter breakdown of how violent relationships function and how to end them safely can help you guide a traumatized woman through her therapeutic journey.

The guide’s companion volume, Growing Free: A Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence is the perfect handout for clients in individual therapy, group therapy, and battered women’s shelters. Reading stories like their own may provide the shock of recognition they need to be able to understand–and eventually to end–the cycle of violence that characterizes all levels of domestic abuse. It outlines a series of steps they can take to ensure their emotional and physical safety. Its stories of women in abusive relationships and discussions of the cycle of abuse are direct and easy to read without ever being condescending.

A Therapist’s Guide to Growing Free provides the insight and therapeutic models needed for effective intervention and treatment, including:

  • psychological effects and belief systems of victims and survivors
  • discussions and illustrations of the cycle of violence
  • the effects of domestic violence on children and adolescents
  • the therapeutic challenges of couple/conjoint therapy
  • handling crisis intervention
  • suggestions for conducting group and therapeutic therapy for victim and batterer
A Therapist’s Guide to Growing Free and its companion volume provide both therapists and clients with a practical, action-oriented approach to the problem of domestic violence. It is ideal training and reference material for counselors at women’s shelters, emergency room personnel, law-enforcement officers, and other professionals involved in the rescue, support, defense, and treatment of victims and survivors.

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The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients (P.S.)

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients (P.S.)

The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and provocative “tips for beginner therapists,” including:

  • Let the patient matter to you
  • Acknowledge your errors
  • Create a new therapy for each patient
  • Do home visits
  • (Almost) never make decisions for the patient
  • Freud was not always wrong

A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Speaking directly to the current generation of counselors, The Gift of Therapy lays out simple suggestions that blend personal experience with professional objectivity. This is a book that will remind you why you entered the field in the first place. With tips on avoiding diagnosis (except for insurance purposes), when to disclose personal information, and why it’s important to leave time between patient appointments, the recommendations are aimed at therapists, but they may be useful to patients who want to know what to expect from their counselors. Some references to the DSM-IV may be a little over the layperson’s head, but in general the writing is clear and understandable for lay readers as well as professionals.

Each chapter is just a few pages long, a nice format for busy folks whose reading time occurs in snippets. A single topic is addressed in each chapter, and author Irvin Yalom doesn’t waste any time in getting to the point. Many of the sections revolve around balancing the “magic, mystery, and authority” that come with the job of freeing your clients of their reliance on you.

From when to offer an occasional hug to finding the perfect time for deeper questioning, Yalom’s experienced observations will help you achieve even greater professional effectiveness while avoiding some of the more obvious traps in this HMO-directed age of mental health care. –Jill Lightner

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Enabling Relationships in Health and Social Care: A Guide for Therapists

Enabling Relationships in Health and Social Care: A Guide for Therapists

This book explores the provision and practice of professional support and refers to the processes of enabling relationships between participants: professionals and clients. It also invokes the power of relationships to empower and construct change.

  • Coverage of the issues surrounding the use of counseling skills provides the reader with knowledge of the processes and principles of professional support.
  • Reflective practitioner approach provides ideas for individual and group activities to help relate knowledge to real-life practice.
  • Wide range of personal and formal perspectives includes various diverse points of view, including that of the client.

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The Personal Life of the Psychotherapist: The Impact of Clinical Practice on the Therapist’s Intimate Relationships and Emotional Well-Being

The Personal Life of the Psychotherapist: The Impact of Clinical Practice on the Therapist’s Intimate Relationships and Emotional Well-Being

Psychotherapists are often deeply affected by the therapeutic relationships they form with patients. This book studies the impact of psychotherapeutic practice on the personal life and relationships of the therapist, examining the various personal benefits and hazards which result from conducting psychotherapy. Provides a novel approach to care for the psychotherapist, offering thoughtful, concrete suggestions for the prevention and treatment of various forms of therapist work-related impairment or disability. Avoids stressing one particular theoretical orientation over another while it confronts stereotypes regarding a career in psychotherapy. Topics covered include: the factors leading to the decision to become a psychotherapist; the impact of physical and psychological isolation on the therapist; effects of pyschotherapeutic practice on therapist’s interpersonal relationships; therapist impairment; and therapist burnout. By providing information regarding the incidence, etiology, development, prevention and treatment of work-realted dysfunction, this text assists the therapist in formulating a comprehensive self-care program.

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The Complete Marriage Counselor: Relationship-saving Advice from America’s Top 50+ Couples Therapists

The Complete Marriage Counselor: Relationship-saving Advice from America’s Top 50+ Couples Therapists

Combining the best advice from the best counselors across the country, couples on the brink of divorce finally have the answers they need.

Bringing this prestigious group of experts together for the first time, Sherry Amatenstein offers you advice based on counseling sessions with real couples from around the country. By selecting the 101 most-asked questions after polling 50+ notable counselors in America, Sherry gets to the heart of the real problems couples are facing today.

With questions about everything from sex and money to infidelity and communication, you will realize you’re not alone while absorbing the best advice there is on the market today. Questions include:

  • I hate his family. What can I do to get out of seeing them so often?
  • Why does she always overspend?
  • How do I/do we get over an affair?
  • How can we stop being so bored?
  • Why does she treat me like I’m the enemy?
The ultimate resource for unhappy couples, this guide features marriage-saving solutions that really work.

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Relationship and Dating Advice 911 Adds Incentives for Professional Relationship Therapists and Dating Coaches to Provide Advice to its Website Visitors

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Aptos, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2010

Relationship and Dating Advice 911 the #1 site for men and women to give their uninhibited relationship and dating advice to members of the opposite sex is raising the bar for free advice websites by incenting professional relationship therapists and dating coaches to provide their expert perspectives freely to its visitors. “Our aim is to provide a forum where people can get the best possible advice from those who are most qualified to give it. Including certified experts with men and women providing answers from their own perspective is a major step towards achieving that aim,” says founder Alvin Cordeiro.

Throughout history men and women have tried to figure each other out in an effort to increase the quality of their relationships and improve their chances of attracting the right partner. In recent years, relationships between couples have become more complicated than ever. Finding and keeping love partners is a serious challenge and people are becoming more skeptical about the prospects of finding that perfect person as they see so many couples heading towards divorce court.

A scan in Google’s popular Adwords feature that allows you to find popular keywords for any topic shows about 4.5 million monthly searches for relationship and dating advice. The most popular searches are for keywords and phrases like love advice, marriage advice, dating relationships, marriage counseling, dating girls, saving marriage, dating women, and couples.

Relationship and Dating Advice 911 has been set up to meet the needs of these millions of people seeking advice online through those keywords. But more importantly the site is setup to offer the best possible advice while providing its readers a way to determine which industry professionals they may want to take their more complex problems to. Relationship therapists and dating coaches promote their services through a personal profile page and attract prospective clients by touting their skills when they provide quality responses to our member’s relationship and dating questions.

Trained professionals are enabled to respond to questions from both men and women, whereas regular non professional members are limited to providing advice to members of the opposite sex only. We feel that the trained professionals have earned the right and are likely able to speak to both sexes effectively on relationship topics while non-professional members offer quality advice from their unique perspective and inherent understanding of how their own sex thinks.

Regardless of who provides the advice, Relationship and Dating Advice members have the final vote on which advice is the most useful. Members get to rate the best advice for any topic. For each topic, the best rated advice filters to the top.

About Relationship and Dating Advice 911

Our Relationship and Dating Advice 911website is just what you need to get your love life back on track. We are the number one website where you can learn how to get back together and how to stay together, whether it is your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. Relationship and Dating Advice 911 believes that with a little well places guidance any person’s most difficult relationship or dating concern can be addressed.

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Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy: A Therapist’s Guide to Transforming Relationships (Norton Professional Books)

Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy: A Therapist’s Guide to Transforming Relationships (Norton Professional Books)

An ideal text for all students of marital dynamics.

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