TherapistsÆ Dilemmas forms a collection of interviews with leading British and American therapists to examine issues of uncertainty that have arisen during the course of their work. Using a conversational model, the therapists are questioned and probed about their own dilemmas, past and present. The book focuses closely on the many similar dilemmas that face experienced therapists as they conduct their work. In all, six main dilemma themes emerged from these interviews. These are termed compromise dilemmas, boundary dilemmas, dilemmas of allegiance, role dilemmas, dilemmas of responsibility, and impasse dilemmas. Discussion issues arising out of the dialogues are put forward at the end of each interview to encourage the reader to explore further the issues that surfaced during the course of the dialogue. TherapistsÆ Dilemmas fills an important gap in the psychotherapy literature, which often neglects issues of doubt and dilemma and as such will be of interest to anyone involved in working therapeutically with people.
On the Dilemmas of Being a Therapist
An Interview with Albert Ellis
Dilemmas in Giving Warmth or Love to Clients
An Interview with John Bancroft
An Interview with Marcia Davis
To Share or Not To Share? Notes on Myself
An Interview with John Davis
An Interview with Brian Thorne
Where Are the Boundaries?
An Interview with Marvin Goldfried
In-vivo Intervention or Transference?
An Interview with Richard L Wessler
On Leaving the Fold
An Interview with Peter Lomas
Who Am I To Teach Morals?
An Interview with Paul Brown
Splitting and Integration in Marital Therapy
An Interview with Dougal Mackay
Confrontation or Collusion? The Dilemma of a Lonely, Burdened Behaviour Therapist
An Interview with Fay Fransella
Death by Starvation
An Interview with Paul L Wachtel
The Non-Improving Patient
An Interview with Arnold Lazarus
Missing Links and Lacunae
An Interview with Don Bannister
The Psychotic Disguise
Therapists' Dilemmas as Stimuli to New Understanding and Practice