Helping people to change is the easy part, relatively speaking; the really tough job is to make the changes last. Many people with chronic, intractable problems - those with addictions, personality disturbances, behavioral problems, unhealthy lifestyles - manage to make some progress and meet initial goals. Bet alas, the changes are not maintained. This is not only discouraging for clients but frustrating for clinicians.
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JEFFREY KOTTLER, PhD, is the author of 80 books including a dozen texts for counsellors and therapists that are used in universities around the world, and many classics for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: On Being a Therapist, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own, and more recently, The Assassin and the Therapist: An Exploration of Truth in Psychotherapy and in Life and Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment. Dr. Kottler has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru, Thailand, and Iceland, as well as worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is currently Professor of Counselling in the Department at California State University, Fullerton. He has also co-founded Empower Nepali Girls (www.EmpowerNepaliGirls.org) which provides educational scholarships for lower caste girls at-risk in Nepal.