Counseling and Psychotherapy of Work Dysfunctions
This theory-based book demonstrates the importance of work and the work environment while examining common psychological hurdles to occupational happiness. In the first systematic treatment of this topic, the author examines current literature and proposes a new, clinically useful taxonomy of diagnosis for work-related dysfunction. Numerous case examples illustrate the main areas of the taxonomy and the psychotherapeutic techniques most promising for successful intervention.
Several broad areas of work dysfunction are examined, including overcommitment and burnout, undercommitment and fear of success and failure, work-related anxiety and depression, and personality disorders in the workplace. The book also offers guidance for the unique problems faced by artists, writers, and others in the creative professions. This essential guide will educate therapists to emerging themes in a critical new area of intervention.
- The Work Environment: A Primer
- Diagnosis of Work-Related Dysfunctions
- Patterns of Undercommitment
- Patterns of Overcommitment
- Work-Related Anxiety and Depression
- Personality Disorders and Work
- Work Counseling With the Creative
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