Leaving It at the Office, Second Edition : A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care, Paperback / softback Book


Mental health professionals provide better care to their clients when they care for themselves.

This acclaimed highly practical guide--now revised and expanded with even more self-care strategies--helps busy psychotherapists balance their personal and professional lives.

The book presents 13 research-informed self-care strategies and offers concrete methods for integrating them into daily life.

Featuring examples and insights from master therapists, every chapter concludes with a self-care checklist.

Infused with a positive message of self-renewal and growth, the book shows clinicians how to leave distress at the office and tend actively to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. New to This Edition*Chapter on mindfulness and self-compassion. *Increased emphasis on simple, real-time self-care activities. *New examples from additional master therapists and hundreds of workshop participants. *Up-to-date research findings on therapist stress and resilience. *Discussions of competence constellations, building on self-care strengths, moral stress, deliberate practice, presession preparation, journaling, and multiculturalism.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Health psychology
  • ISBN: 9781462535927

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