Ebook - What Do I Say?: The Therapist's Guide to Answering Client Questions (P.D.F)

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u003cpu003eThe must-have guide to honestly and sensitively answering yourclients’ questionsu003c/pu003eu003cpu003eWritten to help therapists view their clients’ questions ascollaborative elements of clinical work, What Do I Say? exploresthe questionssome direct, others unspokenthat alltherapists, at one time or another, will encounter from clients.Authors and practicing therapists Linda Edelstein and CharlesWaehler take a thought-provoking look at how answers to clients’questions shape a therapeutic climate of expression that encouragespersonal discovery and growth.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eStrategically arranged in a question-and-answer format for easeof use, this hands-on guide is conversational in tone and filledwith personal examples from experienced therapists on twenty-threehot-button topics, including religion, sex, money, and boundaries.What Do I Say? tackles actual client questions, such as:u003c/pu003eu003culu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eCan you help me? (Chapter 1, The Early Sessions)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eSorry I am late. Can we have extra time? (Chapter 9,Boundaries)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eI don’t believe in all this therapy crap. What do you thinkabout that? (Chapter 3, Therapeutic Process)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eWhy is change so hard? (Chapter 4, Expectations AboutChange)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eWill you attend my graduation/wedding/musicalperformance/speech/business grand opening? (Chapter 20, Out of theOffice)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eWhere are you going on vacation? (Chapter 10, PersonalQuestions)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eI gave your name to a friend . . . Will you see her? (Chapter 9,Boundaries)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eShould I pray about my problems? (Chapter 12, Religion andSpirituality)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eu003cpu003eAre you like all those other liberals who believe gay peoplehave equal rights? (Chapter 13, Prejudice)u003c/pu003eu003c/liu003eu003c/ulu003eu003cpu003eThe power of therapy lies in the freedom it offers clients todiscuss anything and everything. It’s not surprising then, thatclients will surprise therapists with their experiences andsometimes with the questions they ask. What Do I Say? reveals howthese questionsno matter how difficult oruncomfortablecan be used to support the therapeutic processrather than derail the therapistclient relationship.u003c/pu003e Additional ISBNs: 9780470561751, 0470561750,9781118061466, 1118061462
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