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The Gift Of Therapy

An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients

Irvin Yalom



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01 March 2003
THE GIFT OF THERAPY is the new book from the bestselling author of LOVE'S EXECUTIONER. 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.
By:   Irvin Yalom
Imprint:   Piatkus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   233g
ISBN:   9780749923730
ISBN 10:   0749923733
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 March 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University. He has won two major awards from the American Psychiatric Association. He continues to run his clinical practice and lectures widely.

Reviews for The Gift Of Therapy: An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients

'Yalom writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humour of Isaac Bashevis Singer' San Francisco Chronicle

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