The Psychotherapists Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives

Hardcover | January 26, 2005

EditorJesse D. Geller, John C. Norcross, David E. Orlinsky

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The Psychotherapist's Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives lifts a curtain that has long shrouded the intimate alliances between therapists and those of their patients who share the same profession. In this unique volume, distinguished contributors explore the multi-facetednature of the psychotherapy of psychotherapists from "both sides of the couch." The first-person narratives, clinical wisdom, and research findings gathered together in this book offer guidance about providing effective treatments to therapist patients. Part I presents multiple theoretical positions that justify and guide the work of therapists' therapists. In Part II, eminent therapists write eloquently and intimately about their own experiences as patients. Their personal reflections offer valuable insights about what is healing and educationalabout psychotherapy. These narratives are followed by several chapters reviewing scientific research on therapists in personal therapy, including the first report of relevant findings from a major international survey of psychotherapists. In Part III, celebrated therapists from different theoretical orientations offer guidance on conducting therapy with fellow therapists. They reflect on the many challenges, dilemmas, and rewards that arise when two people do the same work. Their chapters offer wisdom and warnings about such issuesas power dynamics, boundary maintenance, therapist self-disclosure, the termination process, and the post-termination phase of the relationship. These first-hand accounts are enhanced by research overviews on coducting personal treatment, including a new study of American therapists commissioned forthe book. The Psychotherapist's Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives is an essential resource for practitioners and students of all orientations and disciplines.

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The Psychotherapist's Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives lifts a curtain that has long shrouded the intimate alliances between therapists and those of their patients who share the same profession. In this unique volume, distinguished contributors explore the multi-facetednature of the psychotherapy of psychotherapist...

Jesse D. Geller is at Yale University School of Medicine and Columbia University Teachers College. John C. Norcross is at University of Scranton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:January 26, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContributors1. Jesse D. Geller, John C. Norcross, and David E. Orlinsky: The Question of Personal Therapy: Introduction and ProspectusPart I. The Therapist's Therapy in Different Theoretical Orientations2. Richard Lasky: The Training Analysis in the Mainstream Freudian Model3. Tom Kirsch: The Role of Personal Therapy in the Formation of a Jungian Analyst4. Robert Elliot and Rhea Partyka: Personal Therapy and Growth Work in Experiential-Humanistic Therapy5. Anton-Rupert Laireiter and Ulrike Willutzki: Personal Therapy in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Tradition and Current Practice6. Jay Lebow: The Role and Current Practice of Personal Therapy in the Systemic/Family Therapy TraditionsPart II: Being a Therapist-PatientPersonal Experiences: First-hand Accounts by Therapist-Patients7. Harry Guntrip: My Experience of Analysis with Fairbairn and Winnicott8. Jesse D. Geller: My Experience as a Patient in Five Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies9. Windy Dryden: The Personal Therapy Experiences of a Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapist10. Bryan Wittine: The I and the Self: Reminiscences of Existential-Humanistic Therapy11. Clara Hill: The Role of Individual and Marital Therapy in my Development12. William M. Pinsof: A Shamanic Tapestry: My Experiences with Individual, Marital, and Family TherapyResearch Findings: Undergoing Personal Therapy13. John C. Norcross and James D. Guy: Prevalence and Parameters of Personal Therapy in the USA14. David E. Orlinsky, Jean M. Francois Botermans, Hadas Wiseman, Helge Ronnestad, and Ulrike Willuki: Prevalence and Parameters of Personal Therapy in Europe15. John C. Norcross and Kelly A. Connor: Psychotherapists Entering Personal Therapy: Their Primary Reasons and Presenting Problems16. John C. Norcross and Henry Grunbaum: The Selection and Characteristics of Therapists' Psychotherapies: A Research Synthesis17. David E. Orlinsky, John C. Norcross, M. Helge Ronnestad, and Hadas Wiseman: Outcomes and Impacts of Psychotherapists' Personal Therapy: A Research ReviewPart III. Being a Therapist's TherapistPersonal Experiences: First-Hand Accounts by Therapists' Therapists18. Emmanuel Berman: Conducting Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists19. Judith S. Beck and Andrew C. Butler: Treating Psychotherapists with Cognitive Therapy20. Laura Brown: Feminist Therapy with Therapists: Egalitarian and More21. Myrtle Heery and James F.T. Bugental: Listening to the Listener: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists22. Harry Aponte: Conducting Marital and Family Therapy with Therapists23. Philip Lichtenberg: Group Therapy for Therapists in Gestalt Therapy Training: A Therapist-Trainer's Perspective24. Gary R. Schoener: Treating Impaired Psychotherapists and "Wounded Healers"Research Findings: Providing Personal Therapy to Other Therapists25. Jesse D. Geller, John C. Norcross, and David E. Orlinsky: Research on Conducting Psychotherapy with Mental Health Professionals26. Rebecca C. Curtis and Mazia Qaiser: Training Analyses: Historical Considerations and Empirical Research27. Jesse D. Geller: Boundary Issues and Internalization in the Psychotherapy of Psychotherapists: Clinical and Research PerspectivesPart IV. Epilogue28. David E. Orlinsky, Jesse D. Geller, and John C. Norcross: The Patient Psychotherapist, the Psychotherapist's Psychotherapist, and the Psychotherapist as a PersonAppendix: Content to be Addressed in Therapist's Therapist Chapters and in Therapist-Patient ChaptersIndex

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"This is an impressive book. It must have been no small editorial feat to herd 32 different author-cats into producing the 27 drastically different chapters on a topic so loaded with emotional charge as the therapist's own psychotherapy. Yet Jesse Geller, John Norcross, and David Orlinsky havedone so with clear vision, editorial muscle, and admirable finesse. Their efforts have yielded an interesting volume which, despite its challenging mix of personal reports from therapist patients, observations from therapists' therapists, and an extensive compilation of research findings, somehowcomes together to leave readers with the conviction that they have received the very best available current status report on the topic."--Bill MacGillivray, Editor, Newsletter of the Division of Psychoanalysis