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(p. 323) Treating Impaired Psychotherapists and “Wounded Healers” 

(p. 323) Treating Impaired Psychotherapists and “Wounded Healers”
(p. 323) Treating Impaired Psychotherapists and “Wounded Healers”

Gary R. Schoener

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date: 28 February 2021

This chapter reviews the concept of professional impairment in the psychotherapy professions. It is a concept that has undergone some changes and reformulation over the past two decades. Although at one time it was synonymous with substance abuse or alcoholism, today it connotes a wide range of personal problems. As such, the treatment of professionals in the psychotherapy fields who are experiencing some impairment in their ability to perform their duties may take many forms. It examines a variety of approaches to treatment of the impaired professional and also discusses a number of challenges when one is seeking to help a wounded healer.

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