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The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients | [Irvin Yalom]

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

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".
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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:

  • 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 patient
  • Freud 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.

©2002 Irvin D. Yalom (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Years of experience in therapy combined with a great narrator equals a fantastic listen.


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    As a new therapist this book is invaluable in learning how to build a solid therapeutic alliance. Thank You.

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    Olli United States 09-28-13
    Olli United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2011

    Interests: psychiatry, meditation, spirituality, philosophy, health and nutrition, society, communication, and random meaningful topics.

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    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!


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