- Publisher: Norton Professional Books (2022-12-06)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 336 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781324030492
- Item Weight: 459.27 grams
- Dimensions: 9.0 x 5.97 x 0.8 cm
How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being.
Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.
About the Author
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW is an internationally recognized PTSD specialist and best-selling author of seven books translated into eighteen languages, including her new offerings Help for the Helper Updated + Expanded and the 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery Workbook. Babette is also the creator and Series Editor of W. W. Norton’s 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Marjorie Rand lives in Manhattan Beach, California.