To a Beginning Psychotherapist: How to Conduct Individual Psychotherapy
Kovitz, Benjamin, American Journal of Psychotherapy
BENJAMIN KOVITZ, M.D.*
This paper offers the novice psychotherapist a general orientation to the experience and problems of conducting individual psychotherapy. An implicit but clearly humanistic philosophy is presented through pragmatic and time-tested general observations and a number of specific guidelines and cautions. The patient-therapist relation is treated in a way designed to optimize the outcome for patient and therapist alike.
1. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
People who want help with their difficulties in living often put their hopes in psychotherapy. In undertaking to work with such patients you confront a confusing choice of theories and methods, all …
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Publication information: Article title: To a Beginning Psychotherapist: How to Conduct Individual Psychotherapy. Contributors: Kovitz, Benjamin - Author. Journal title: American Journal of Psychotherapy. Volume: 52. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 1998. Page number: 103+. © American Journal of Psychotherapy 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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