ERIC Number: ED163324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Therapists: Who Are They and What Do They Do?
Rogers, George W., Jr.; McCann, Thomas W.
This article is primarily written for beginning therapists, paraprofessionals, and interested students. The following questions are discussed: (1) Who are therapists?; (2) What do therapists do?; (3) Why do people become therapists?; and (4) What are the characteristics of "good" therapists? The continuum of therapists is examined, ranging from the professional to the amateur. Positive and negative reasons for becoming a therapist are explored, as well as the potentially helpful and/or harmful results of therapy. The list of the characteristics of the "good" therapist is drawn from a variety of schools of thought, in accord with the paper's generally eclectic theoretical orientation. (Author/KA)
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