With a reassuring and clear writing style, this second edition of The Beginning Psychotherapist's Companion offers practical suggestions and clinical examples to address the professional development and emotional concerns of the beginning psychotherapist. Jan Willer guides readers through structuring the first session, making clinical observations, and establishing a therapeutic alliance. Through the use of culturally diverse vignettes, Willer discusses the foundations of ethical practice, including informed consent, confidentiality, documentation, and setting boundaries. The reader is guided on how and when to refer clients for medication and other health care. Crisis management principles are detailed, including suicide and violence risk assessment, child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, and rape. Willer also provides professional advice on contemporary concerns such as social networking, online searches of clients, the psychotherapist's internet presence, and other important emerging challenges. Comprehensive, practical, and thoroughly updated, The Beginning Psychotherapist's Companion, Second Edition, is the ideal resource for students and early career psychotherapists.