The Paper Office
The Tools to Make Your Small Psychotherapy Practice Work
Zuckerman and Guyett
This book is one of those oddly specific titles. It is basically a primer on the business side of setting up a psychotherapy office. They have sample intake forms, an outline of ethics/guidelines (most of it devoted to “don’t sleep with clients”), malpractice (again, this is usually because you shouldn’t sleep with clients), bill collecting (be sure to see the script for collecting unpaid fees), patient files, etc.
In 1991, this was probably decent information, although it looks amateurish. However, I can’t imagine a book like this in 2021 without discussion of issues of confidentiality, computers, HIPAA, insurance, and dozens of other issues that have changed over the last 30 years. (I will say that sleeping with your clients is still a bad idea.)
I also find this to be an odd choice for a small-to-medium public library, even when it was a new publication. It might have worked for larger library systems and academic libraries. In 2021, it doesn’t work anywhere. I have a feeling someone made a donation, and someone else thought it would be good to add it to the collection. This should have been weeded by 2000 at the latest.