The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than 35 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 best-selling author of Love's Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained - presented as 85 personal and provocative "tips for beginner therapists", including:
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.
©2002 Irvin D. Yalom (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Years of experience in therapy combined with a great narrator equals a fantastic listen.
As a new therapist this book is invaluable in learning how to build a solid therapeutic alliance. Thank You.
The therapist's reflection on his session, as well as client input made this book an amazing offering on ways to improve the therapeutic experience for both clients and clinicians. I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook and took away items to apply in practice.
I will revisit this book again. Enjoyed Yalom's informative approach to storytelling and educating the reader.
Interests: psychiatry, meditation, spirituality, philosophy, health and nutrition, society, communication, and random meaningful topics.
After many decades of therapy experience, Dr. Yalom offers insight and answers questions that more junior therapists have or may have yet thought about. An excellent read!
I completed my MSW/CSW four years ago but just now starting as a clinician, I found this book incredibly helpful due to the author's explanation of the prime factors relevant to productive therapy and his narrative of client cases. He makes a sound case for inserting the therapist's warmth and judicious self disclosure into the therapy. This book gave me so much more than my university practicum supervisors.
the information was all right but some of it was much too psychodynamic for me. Yalom mentions that his goal was to provide information that is useful for all schools of thought which I believe was attempted but not achieved do to an extreme focus on psychodynamic., the existentialist aspect did however fit appropriately and was not overdone.
Dr. Yalom's collection of 85 "tips" for the new generation of therapists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, etc.
His sense of humor is evident in the tips, enjoyable to read.
I think he conveyed Yalom's tone of voice well
Just the overall material - very enjoyable
It's fascinating to hear Dr. Yalom's thoughts about being a therapist. He shares hints and tips, talks about some of his patients' reactions to his garden, mentions current therapists' ideas on Freud, and talks about sharing his feelings with his patients, to cite a few examples.
The passage where Yalom discusses therapists favorite kinds of therapy for their clients vs. what they might prefer for themselves.
The part where Yalom tells a patient that this is the way we are, when she confesses to a negative feeling towards a loved one.
I wish Rob Shapiro had read it.
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