The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients: Revised Edition

Author(s) : Irvin D. Yalom

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients: Revised Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Judy Piatkus Publishers
  • Published : 2003
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 336
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 89064
  • ISBN 13 : 9780749923730
  • ISBN 10 : 0749923733
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The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr Irvin Yalom's forty-five years' work as a therapist, this book illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. Presented as eighty-five 'tips' for 'beginner therapists', Yalom shares his own fresh approach and the insights he has gained while treating his patients. Personal, and sometimes provocative, Yalom includes some unorthodox suggestions: Let the patient matter to you; Acknowledge your errors; Create a new therapy for each patient; Three kinds of therapist self-disclosure; Revealing the therapist's personal life: use caution; Full interpretation of a dream? Forget it!; Freud was not always wrong. This is an entertaining, informative and insightful read for both beginner (and experienced) therapists, patients, students and everyone with an interest in the subject.

About the Author(s)

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author of The Schopenhauer Cure, Lying on the Couch, Every Day Gets a Little Closer, and Love's Executioner, as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy. His novel When Nietzsche Wept was a bestseller in Germany, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, and Brazil with millions of copies sold worldwide. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and he divides his practice between Palo Alto, where he lives, and San Francisco, California.

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