Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we have introduced you to some of the secrets and magic behind therapy. We have covered some of the reservations that clients have in coming to sessions, and the tools you will need in order to encourage them to proceed. We have introduced you to the world of being a therapist and, we hope, elicited some excitement about learning the basic skills required to be a good therapist. The next chapter introduces you to cultural sensitivity as well as ethical and legal considerations related to basic counseling skills.