How Therapists Change: Personal and Professional Reflections
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
While a great deal of research and theory has been devoted to how patients change, this unique book offers a rare glimpse into how therapists evolve professionally. Prominent therapists from various theoretical orientations reflect on how they have expanded their professional horizons and how their intervention styles have changed over the years. This unique book provides a rare opportunity to witness the human side of therapists as they develop and grow.
Goldfried provides the context for these memoirs in a thought-provoking introduction that describes the growing development of the psychotherapy integration movement and the societal forces that gave it its impetus. Each therapist in turn then tells her or his professional story, exploring through reflection and rich anecdotes the events that have shaped their careers. These tales of personal development will be a welcome source of support for beginning therapists, especially those who are struggling to develop their own professional identities.