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Beware of Therapy Traps!

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Gitta Jacob

Beware of Therapy Traps!

Recognising and resolving messy situations and dead ends in psychotherapy

new 1st ed. published 2020. 176 pages All rights available

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Beware of Therapy Traps!

Recognising and resolving messy situations and dead ends in psychotherapy

- meaningful use of one’s own resources
- ten typical therapy traps vividly and entertainingly described
- dos and don'ts for dealing with these traps


Psychotherapists will recognise the situation: patients come to them over a long period of time without making any noticeable progress. Often the therapists cannot manage to end the therapy or find a pathway to success. This results in sessions which range from the senseless to the agonising. This blocked off time comes at the expense of other patients who might be able to use it more effectively. Therapists are often helpless when they find themselves in this position.

In this book, aimed at psychotherapists, Gitta Jacob explains how to escape from these therapy traps. She explains each of these cases with the help of case studies and, more importantly, describes the various ways of escaping from the traps.


Contents:
- patient traps: the dependency trap, the indulgence trap, the non-response trap, the wrong-setting trap, the system-as-family-substitute trap, the malignant-narcissist trap
- therapist traps: the saviour trap, the ignorance trap, the bitterness trap


Target group:
Psychological and medical psychotherapists, psychotherapists in training, psychiatrists, coaches, counsellors