In this memoir, Kottler discloses how he triumphed over a troubled childhood to become a therapist who wrestles with the same issues as his clients. By focusing on this experience, the features which shaped his personal and professional development are detailed.
Therapists are fearless, or compassionate, and spiritual people who have all the right answers. Or are they? In his memoir, therapist, teacher, and writer Jeffrey Kottler discloses how he triumphed over a troubled childhood to become a therapist who wrestles with the same issues as his clients. By focusing on his life of self-healing, Kottler reveals how his experiences have made him able to practice the art and science of helping others. Kottler relates the details of his childhood experiences that shaped his personal and professional development.
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JEFFREY A. KOTTLER is professor of counseling and educational psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of eighteen books, including Beyond Blame (1994), On Being a Therapist (1993), The Compleat Therapist (1991), and Compassionate Therapy (1992), all from Jossey-Bass.
Table of Contents
Lost Child 1. Never Enough to Good Enough 2. Hiking the Narrows 3. Recruited as a Child 4. Reliving My Past Skeptical Student 5. Alone in the Dark 6. Feeling Useful 7. The Absurdity of What I Do Vulnerable Beginner 8. The Ones Who Got Away 9. Drawing on My Pain Compulsive Father 10. Compulsive Father, Inadequate Son 11. Not So Alone After All Imperfect Therapist 12. Obsessed with Failure 13. My Life in Every Session 14. On Being a Hypocrite 15. What Haunts Me Perfectionistic Teacher 16. Between LegAnds and Lies 17. What I Should Have Done 18. Found Wanting 19. Sharing What I Know Confident Helper 20. Your Zipper Is Open 21. One Hundred Lives 22. What Has Moved Me A Work in Progress 23. Finding a Voice 24. Healing Myself 25. Therapist as Travel Agent 26. Taking Care of Myself.
Growing a Therapist by Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph.D.
Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph.D.
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