by Louis Cozolino
“The Making of a Therapist (Norton Professional Books), 1st Edition” is a great book that gives an intimate glimpse into the world of an experienced therapist. Louis Cozolino is the author of this book. Louis is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and a clinician in private practice. In this book, Louis does an excellent job speaking to the new clinicians’ experiences and provides opportunities for deeper self-exploration. It is very helpful for all graduate students and beginning therapists as it guides in detail on how to deal with their patients. It is filled with practical advice and self-disclosure that practicing professionals have found to be the most helpful for their own training.
The first part of this book is, getting through your first sessions, takes readers through the often-perilous days and weeks of conducting initial sessions with real clients. The second part of this book is, getting to know your clients and the final parts is, getting to know yourself. It goes to the core of the therapist’s relations. Like how to turn your weaknesses into strengths, how to deal with the serious issues of pathological caretaking and self-care. All in all, The Making of a Therapist is a necessary book for all who want to be a therapist.