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On Becoming a Psychotherapist: The Personal and Professional Journey

Robert H. Klein, Harold S. Bernard, and Victor L. Schermer


How does someone become a psychotherapist? What sort of education and training, life experiences, and professional experiences are necessary to become a competent psychotherapist? Do certain childhood experiences, or some combination of genetic endowment and personality traits, equip one to become a more effective and successful psychotherapist? Is there a common path that psychotherapists follow in their development? This volume explores in depth the experiences that therapists have over the course of their lifetimes, both personal and professional, that contribute to their professional ident ... More

Keywords: psychotherapist development, developmental phase model, psychotherapist training, psychotherapist self-care, continued professional growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199736393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert H. Klein, editor
Yale School of Medicine

Harold S. Bernard, editor
New York University School of Medicine
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Victor L. Schermer, editor
Study Group for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Process

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