The Making of a Therapist has ratings and 21 reviews. Lisa said: Wow! As I have stated before, I only give out 5 stars to those books that I feel hav. Cozolino provides a unique look inside the mind and heart of an experienced therapist as he reflects upon the early stages of his career. In addition, The Making. 1 May Refreshingly direct and clear, with bullet points regularly summing up main points to be used as practical aids or spurs to reflection, Cozolino’s.

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It is clear that not only can anybody be a psychotherapist, but also anybody can start a new psychotherapy school or “technique”, as there are no clear standards of care unlike medicine, engineering, or makint. Jenny rated it really liked it Sep 20, Sigmund Freud, supposedly the father of the “talking cure”, was not a psychologist or a psychiatrist, but a neurologist.

The Making of a Therapist

Honestly, an incredible book. The way the book is written is easy to understand and very warm. Cozolino addresses such basic concerns as: The author cover thfrapist wide range of issues that every new professional on this area faces when dealing with patients.

It is packed with down-to-earth advice, that was helpful before even beginning my classes. Reading this is really an inner journey. Readers will find an exciting and privileged window into the experience of the therapist who, like themselves, is just starting out.

Aug 17, Emily Blackman rated it it was amazing. Excellent Resource for New Therapists Well written and a pleasure to read.

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His sections on “walking the talk” and “countertransference” were excellent. The Making of a Ov by Louis Cozolino. In addition, The Making of a Therapist contains the practical advice, common-sense wisdom, and self-disclosure that practicing professionals have found to be the most helpful during their own training.


Several months ago, after realizing that the counseling part of social work was what Maknig enjoyed most about my job, I had made the decision to start the process in obtaining my LCSW. He is currently working on a study of psychotherapists who took seriously fantasies of Satanic ritual abuse.

I enjoyed every minute of this heartfelt yet pr A guide to beginning therapists, this was a wonderful adjunct to my first year of professional experience. Nov 23, Sebastian rated it liked it. We are trying to access basic emotional processes that are organized in primitive and early-developing parts of the brain.

Cozolino discuss his career as a clinician and educator in this video interview.

Although, I can’t say that I completely agree with everything that was said in the book, I do feel that the book gives a greater understanding of what it is to be in the counseling field and helps to set your mind at ease if you are wo I was assigned to read this book in my s course for grad school prior to my internship.

Reading about countertransference got me thinking about my own and talking to colleagues for peer supervision. Lessons from the personal experience and reflections of a therapist. I wish I had read it when I first started my clinical psychology practice.

Dec 29th Volume 9, Issue Whilst experienced therapists might find it a bit lacking in depth I think it would be a useful starter text for recent graduates and I would readily recommend it to my supervisees. The difficulty and cost of training psychotherapists properly is well known.


Feb 18, Yomna rated it really liked it. Sent out monthly, these tye list our recent reviews. Should be a must read mental health professionals.

At times while reading this book, I felt Dr. His sections on As an aspiring graduate student in mental health counseling, I picked this book up and eagerly read it. Freud’s projective hypothesis describes the process by which our brains unconsciously organize our experiences of the world” p.

The book also utilizes the classical psychoanalytic terminology of transference, interpretation, and resistance. What if a client scares me? Up until this point, all of the counseling books I have purchased are based on theories, techniques and new schools of thought in the area of psychotherapy.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A must read for future and new therapists! Both an excellent introduction to the field as well therapost a valuable refresher for the experienced clinician, The Making of a Therapist offers readers the tools and insight that make the journey of becoming a therapist a rich and rewarding experience. Great practical advice for a starting therapist.

The Making of a Therapist by Louis Cozolino

Although I have theraoist this phenomenon and have tried to be self aware, I feel I now have a deeper understanding of counter-transference. The anxiety, the difficulty to accept mistakes, the shame of not knowing all I loved this book. This has a history.