The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients (Paperback)

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The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love's Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained presented as eighty-five personal and provocative "tips for beginner therapists," including: Let the patient matter to you Acknowledge your errors Create a new therapy for each patient Do home visits(Almost) never make decisions for the patientFreud was not always wrong

A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom's Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.

About the Author

Irvin D. Yalom, MD, is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including "Love s Executioner", "Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy", and "When Nietzsche Wept". He lives with his wife in Palo Alto, California.

Praise For…

“[Yalom’s] wise ideas are perfectly accessible.”
-Publishers Weekly

“An absorbing guide”
-Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061719615
ISBN-10: 0061719617
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 12th, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: P.S.