The Resilient Clinician by Robert J. WicksThe Resilient Clinician by Robert J. Wicks

The Resilient Clinician

byRobert J. Wicks

Hardcover | September 24, 2007

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Author of several acclaimed books and expert in the field of secondary stress, psychologist Robert Wicks addresses the experience of the mental health professional and raises awareness of the insidious, almost silent psychological defenses of denial and avoidance in the life of the clinician.A concise guide to preventing and limiting acute and chronic secondary stress, The Resilient Clinician offers an overview of mindfulness and meditation as it applies to the clinician's own life rather than that of the client or patient, and describes how to develop a personally designed self-careprotocol. This immensely readable book also includes one of the most current selective bibliographies of relevant research and clinical and theoretical publications in the subject area, from common stressors and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorders to burnout and compassion fatigue. Informed bypositive psychology and infused with compassion and wisdom, this book will help clinicians remain challenged, maintain perspective, and be inspired both professionally and personally.
Robert J. Wicks is a Professor at Loyola College and has published several acclaimed books for professionals and the public. Dr. Wicks received his doctorate in psychology is from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Prior to teaching in a CACREP-approved counseling program at Loyola College in Maryland, he taught at the Graduat...
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Title:The Resilient ClinicianFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 5.2 × 7.09 × 0.79 inPublished:September 24, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195316975

ISBN - 13:9780195316971

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Continually Creating New Inner Psychological Space BLAn Ongoing Process of Mindfulness1. Sensing the Dangers: Chronic and Acute Secondary Stress2. Enhancing Resiliency: Strengthening One's Own Self-Care Protocol3. Replenishing the Self: Solitude, Silence...and Mindfulness4. Daily Debriefing: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology as an Inegral Part of the Clinician's Ongoing Reflective ProcessEpilogue: Clinican BLAn Honorable Profession, a Meaningful LifeReferencesAppendices1-1. Causes for Burnout1-2. Daily Burnout: A Sampling of Key Signs and Symptoms1-3. Level 1 - Daily Burnout: Steps for Dealing with 'Daily Burnout'1-4. Level 2 - Minor Stress Becomes Distress: Some Major Signs and Symptoms2-1. The Basics of Stress Mangement4-1. Clinicans' Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire4-2. Individual Question Reflection GuideSelected Bibliographies of Books BLClinician Self-Care, Resiliency, and Secondary Stress BLMindfulness and Meditation BLPositive PsychologyGeneral Bibliography

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"Robert Wicks has written a book that could be described as 'the therapist's companion.' It stresses the sacred mission and importance of the work of psychotherapy and encourages therapists to care for themselves as they care for their clients. Since the work of the psychotherapist relies soheavily on the use of self, the self must be cared for and replenished in order to do the work competently over the course of one's career. A very thought provoking and helpful book that is highly recommended for the trainee and experienced therapist alike to foster their resilience andeffectiveness as therapists."--Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., Psychologist and author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines