Becoming a Therapist

Second Edition
What Do I Say, and Why?

Suzanne Bender and Edward Messner
Foreword by Ni-Ha Trinh

May 9, 2022
ISBN 9781462549481
Price: $88.00
454 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
May 9, 2022
ISBN 9781462549467
Price: $38.00
454 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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The new edition will be published May 9, 2022. If you need this title before then, please see the previous edition.
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Revised and expanded for the digital age, this trusted guidebook and text helps novice psychotherapists of any orientation bridge the gap between coursework and real-world clinical practice. It offers a window into what works and what doesn't work in interactions with patients, the ins and outs of the therapeutic relationship, and how to manage common clinical dilemmas. Featuring rich case examples, the book speaks directly to the questions, concerns, and insecurities of novice clinicians. Reproducible forms to aid in treatment planning can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½“ x 11” size.

New to This Edition
  • Reflects two decades of technological changes—covers how to develop email and texting policies, navigate social media, use electronic medical records, and optimize teletherapy.
  • New chapters on professional development and on managing the impact of therapist life events (pregnancy and parental leave, vacations, medical issues).
  • Instructive discussion of systemic racism, cultural humility, and implicit bias.
  • Significantly revised chapter on substance use disorders, with a focus on motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Reproducible/downloadable Therapist Tools.