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Course: 76 Typical Therapy Mistakes: A Workbook for Psychotherapists
by Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

CE Credit Hours: 8
Fee: $39

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76 TYPICAL THERAPY MISTAKES is a workbook for psychotherapists of all types, providing them with an instructive as well as entertaining way to avoid the common pitfalls of practicing psychotherapy. It is based on actual research on the typical mistakes therapists have made through the years.

This practical book, written by a noted New York psychoanalyst, contains 76 teaching tales that cover all the typical mistakes therapists are prone to making. Each tale is followed by questions for readers to answer, and then an explanation of how the therapist went wrong and what he should have done. Readers can compare the author's solutions to their own to come up with the best interventions for them.

Written in a concise and witty style, the tales include 'The Therapist Who Was Disgusted by Penises,' 'The Gay Therapist and the Handsome Brute,' 'The Grandiose Group Therapist,' 'The Therapist Who Craved Love,' and 'The Woman's Therapist.' The Workbook, which contains a helpful introduction on Types of Therapy Mistakes, is sure to become a standard in the field.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Identify the typical mistakes they will be confronted with in their practices.
  • Explain how their countertransference contributes to their mistakes.
  • Discuss how their counter resistance contributes to their mistakes.
  • Describe what feelings a client provokes and what they say about their client's needs.
  • Apply the appropriate intervention to use with each particular patient, preventing potential errors.
  • Critique the mistakes they most often make, and the skills to handle them better.
  • Utilize a reference book for managing difficult cases.
  • Revise a treatment plan as new data is presented by the client.
  • Predict in what ways clients will attempt to manipulate the clinician.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book is not included in the cost of the course. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Gerald Schoenewolf, PhD

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D. is a licensed psychoanalyst who has been one of New York's most reputable clinicians for 38 years. During that time he has used a variety of approaches and worked with adults, families, groups and children. He is the author of 13 books on psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, including the best-selling set, 101 Common Therapeutic Blunders and 101 Therapeutic Successes, from which the latest work derives. His other books include The Dictionary of Dream Interpretation, The Couple Who Fell in Hate and Psychotherapy with People in the Arts. He is also an adjunct professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and a writer of screenplays, three of which have won first-place awards from major film festivals. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Julia and his parrot, Lucky.