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Caring for Ourselves by Ellen K. Baker
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Feb 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: good-psych-therapy-books
Read from March 09 to 24, 2012

I wish this book existed during my graduate school years, as it brings up very relevant topics that are rarely discussed (if at all) during one's clinical training. Most of the issues covered (particularly that of clinician self-care) I had to learn on my own with the help of my own self-awareness, reflection, motivation/desire to be healthy,and trial and error. I highly recommend this book for those new to the field as well as seasoned clinicians. The author incorporates an overall reflective approach, asking the clinician relevant questions to ponder and journal about at the end of each topic discussed. As a seasoned therapist, this book helped put things in perspective for me....validating what I'm doing well, being reminded of the 'normal' range of thoughts and emotions that come along with this line of work, and becoming aware of my potential blind spots.

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Aley Martin good call

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