This was a book on my list, possibly one of the earlier editions but it was very good and informative. Glad to see that it is still being used in grad school

The Divine Guide Within

On-Being-a-TherapistOn Being a Therapist. Jeffrey A. Kottler, 2010. 352 pages. Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-470-56547-6.

This book was a required textbook for one of my counseling courses, along with two others. Like most University students, I didn’t read this book but rather skimmed it for the necessary information in order to pass. I liked what I had initially read but it sat on my bookshelf while I attended to the other required course readings.

A few weeks ago I was reading an issue of Psychotherapy Networker. An article written by Kottler caught my attention and reminded me of the book gathering dust on the shelf. I decided I would make the time to give the book a proper read. And I’m glad I did.

This is the fourth edition of the book with the original being released over twenty-five years ago. Kottler writes from the experience of a master therapist, prolific…

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