Leaving It at the Office - Second Edition

A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-care
John Norcross and Gary Vandenbos
Guilford Press 2018
ISBN 9781462535927


Mental health professionals provide better care to their clients when they care for themselves. This acclaimed highly practical guide - now revised and expanded with even more self-care strategies - helps busy psychotherapists balance their personal and professional lives.

The book presents 13 research-informed self-care strategies and offers concrete methods for integrating them into daily life. Featuring examples and insights from master therapists, every chapter concludes with a self-care checklist. Infused with a positive message of self-renewal and growth, the book shows clinicians how to leave distress at the office and tend actively to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

New to This Edition
* Chapter on mindfulness and self-compassion.
* Increased emphasis on simple, real-time self-care activities.
* New examples from additional master therapists and hundreds of workshop participants.
* Up-to-date research findings on therapist stress and resilience.
* Discussions of competence constellations, building on self-care strengths, moral stress, deliberate practice, presession preparation, journaling, and multiculturalism.

RRP: $56.95

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