Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is much more than a series of skills and techniques, but rather a vital human activity. It starts with the inner being of the therapist, that is, his or her personality and character, and then moves to the outer world of strategies and tactics. Drawing on a wealth of personal and professional experience, Dr. Russell Grieger illuminates ten inner perspectives that transform a technician into a psychotherapist, including the fundamental nature of being human, the power of passionate purpose, fearlessness, the pursuit of elegance, ridding self-esteem, and more. For the practicing clinician, the therapist in training, and the interested layperson, this book should be in everyone's library.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements About the Author 1. The Nature of Being Human 2. The Power of Passionate Purpose 3. Fearlessness 4. Interpersonal Intelligence 5. Destroy Self-Esteem 6. Unconditional Personal Responsibility 7. Psychological Freedom 8. The Pursuit of Elegance 9. Make War On Perfection 10. Happiness On Purpose Epilogue
Russell Grieger, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than thirty-five years' experience of treating individuals, couples, and families with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He is also an Organizational Consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia.