Week 1 Discussion -Therapist Resilence

Thinking about the three components of therapist resilience.  What steps would you take if you found yourself struggling in any of these areas, as a family counselor?  In which aspect(s) of therapist resilience do you currently feel you are the strongest and which area do you believe requires more attention?  Remember to cite the readings in your posts and include a reference list.

According to Table 1.1 on page 11 of Goldenberg and Goldenberg (2013), Therapist Resilience consists of Trust in Self, Career Development, and Practice of Therapy.  This is included in the eighth edition of the textbook.  

Trust in Self deals with emotional self-awareness, as well as a committment to personal growth.  Career Development refers to the idea that becoming a therapist is indeed a calling, and not something that you gravitate towards, simply because you have been told that you give good advice.  Lastly, Practice of Therapy is a consistent enjoyment of watching clients overcome difficulties.  

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