Myths, Misconceptions, and Invalid Assumptions of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Jeffrey Kottler and Richard S. Balkin
Table of Contents
1. What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Really Don't Know Much at All
2. How Myths and Misconceptions Have Shaped Our World
3. How and Why Myths and Misconceptions Endure
4. Some Tenuous Assumptions and Conceptions
5. If Research is So Important, Why Do We Often Ignore the Results?
6. When Therapy Tails
7. How We Really Learn to Do Therapy
8. Intake Interviews, the "Real" Problem, and How to Fix It
9. What's So Special About the 50 Minute Hour?
10. Who Are the Most Exceptional Clinicians?
11. Why the Effects of Therapy Don't Often Last
12. Scolding Therapists About Social Justice and Advocacy
13. Mythology and Ethics
14. Balancing Hope and Despair, and the Real Reasons for Burnout
15. Last Chapter but Not the End