St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with Kenneth S.
Pope and Janet L. Sonne
What Therapists Don't Talk About and Why:
Understanding Taboos That Hurt Us and Our Clients
Publisher: American Psychological Association
2006, 256 pages
This book was created to help therapists and
therapists-intraining explore the myths and taboo topics that
weaken their practice and cause anxiety, discomfort and confusion.
The book discusses the damaging myths that therapists hold about
themselves that sustain the taboo topics. By offering questions for
self-assessment and a series of “explorations” that can be used to
examine taboo topics individually or in groups, the book provides
resources for recognizing the myths, challenging the taboos and
speaking honestly and directly with patients; and others about
topics that have been off-limits.
"Reading this book is like having a conversation with an old,
wise friend. Finally, a talk about taboo topics in therapy with
answers to unasked questions."
—Bonnie R. Strickland, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emeritus of
Psychology, University of Massachusetts; former President of the
American Psychological Association