First published in 1989 when the plight of children of alcoholics was initially brought to public attention, Working with Children of Alcoholics remains an essential tool for professionals that specifically addresses the needs of children growing up in alcoholic families. Expanding from the original highly successful handbook, the Second Edition incorporates the latest research, including Rubin's pivotal work on transcendent children, Robinson and Rhoden place alcoholism in a larger North American cultural context. They examine the effects of alcoholism in four essential family tasks: creating an identity, setting boundaries, providing for physical needs, and managing the family's emotional climate. Further,

Stress and Burnout

Stress and burnout

As therapists we deal with other people's stress on a regular basis. This includes student stress, supervisee stress, client stress and peer stress. While our training and experience has equipped us with the skills and tools to support others, to be successful in our work we need to practise what we preach, be our own ‘stress managers’, and apply the techniques we so readily dispense to others and the qualities we value such as empathy and nurturance to our own problems, whether they are professional, personal or a combination of both.

So, as therapists how do we deal with our own stresses? In my experience therapists can tend to push aside their own stress, postpone dealing with it or disregard it ...

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