The Gift of Therapy

The Gift of Therapy
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Piatkus Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780749923730
ISBN 13: 0749923733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Therapy Book Review:

Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. 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 patient *Freud was not always wrong A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counsellors, Yalom's Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.

The Gift of Therapy

The Gift of Therapy
Author: Irvin Yalom
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN 10: 0062297260
ISBN 13: 9780062297266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Therapy Book Review:

Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. 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 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.

Every Day Gets a Little Closer

Every Day Gets a Little Closer
Author: Irvin D. Yalom,Ginny Elkin,D Yalom
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780786723171
ISBN 13: 0786723173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Day Gets a Little Closer Book Review:

The many thousands of readers of the best-selling Love’s Executioner will welcome this paperback edition of an earlier work by Dr. Irvin Yalom, written with Ginny Elkin, a pseudonymous patient whom he treated--the first book to share the dual reflections of psychiatrist and patient.Ginny Elkin was a troubled young and talented writer whom the psychiatric world had labeled as ”schizoid.” After trying a variety of therapies, she entered into private treatment with Dr. Irvin Yalom at Stanford University. As part of their work together, they agreed to write separate journals of each of their sessions. Every Day Gets a Little Closer is the product of that arrangement, in which they alternately relate their descriptions and feelings about their therapeutic relationship.

Momma And The Meaning Of Life

Momma And The Meaning Of Life
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN 10: 0465062962
ISBN 13: 9780465062966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Momma And The Meaning Of Life Book Review:

As the public grows disillusioned with therapeutic quick fixes, people are looking for a deeper psychotherapeutic experience to make life more meaningful and satisfying. What really happens in therapy? What promises and perils does it hold for them? No one writes about therapy - or indeed the dilemmas of the human condition - with more acuity, style, and heart than Irvin Yalom. Here he combines the storytelling skills so widely praised in Love's Executioner with the wisdom of the compassionate and fully engaged psychotherapist. In these six compelling tales of therapy, Yalom introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Paula, who faces death and stares it down; Magnolia, into whose ample lap Yalom longs to pour his own sorrows; Irene, who learns to seek out anger and plunge into it. And there's Momma, old-fashioned, ill-tempered, who drifts into Yalom's dreams and tramples through his thoughts. At once wildly entertaining and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.

The Making of a Therapist

The Making of a Therapist
Author: Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-07-17
ISBN 10: 0393708985
ISBN 13: 9780393708981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of a Therapist Book Review:

Lessons from the personal experience and reflections of a therapist. The difficulty and cost of training psychotherapists properly is well known. It is far easier to provide a series of classes while ignoring the more challenging personal components of training. Despite the fact that the therapist's self-insight, emotional maturity, and calm centeredness are critical for successful psychotherapy, rote knowledge and technical skills are the focus of most training programs. As a result, the therapist's personal growth is either marginalized or ignored. The Making of a Therapist counters this trend by offering graduate students and beginning therapists a personal account of this important inner journey. Cozolino provides a unique look inside the mind and heart of an experienced therapist. Readers will find an exciting and privileged window into the experience of the therapist who, like themselves, is just starting out. In addition, The Making of a Therapist contains the practical advice, common-sense wisdom, and self-disclosure that practicing professionals have found to be the most helpful during their own training.The first part of the book, 'Getting Through Your First Sessions,' takes readers through the often-perilous days and weeks of conducting initial sessions with real clients. Cozolino addresses such basic concerns as: Do I need to be completely healthy myself before I can help others? What do I do if someone comes to me with an issue or problem I can't handle? What should I do if I have trouble listening to my clients? What if a client scares me?The second section of the book, 'Getting to Know Your Clients,' delves into the routine of therapy and the subsequent stages in which you continue to work with clients and help them. In this context, Cozolino presents the notion of the 'good enough' therapist, one who can surrender to his or her own imperfections while still guiding the therapeutic relationship to a positive outcome. The final section, 'Getting to Know Yourself,' goes to the core of the therapist's relation to him- or herself, addressing such issues as: How to turn your weaknesses into strengths, and how to deal with the complicated issues of pathological caretaking, countertransference, and self-care.Both an excellent introduction to the field as well as a valuable refresher for the experienced clinician, The Making of a Therapist offers readers the tools and insight that make the journey of becoming a therapist a rich and rewarding experience.

Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist
Author: Mary Pipher
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-08-31
ISBN 10: 1458720217
ISBN 13: 9781458720214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Therapist Book Review:

Mary Pipher, the gifted healer who moved millions of readers with her book Reviving Ophelia, shares for the first time what she has learned in thirty years as a clinical psychologist. These intimate letters tackle with honesty and compassion the challenges faced by all of us who struggle with troubled relationships, stressful jobs, too little time, and too much to do. Pipher's warmth and insight shine from every page of this powerfully engaging guide to living a healthy life.

Love s Executioner

Love s Executioner
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780141975443
ISBN 13: 014197544X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love s Executioner Book Review:

Why was Saul tormented by three unopened letters from Stockholm? What made Thelma spend her whole life raking over a long-past love affair? How did Carlos' macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer? In Love's Executioner psychotherapist Irvin Yalom gives detailed and deeply affecting accounts of his work with these and seven other patients. Their case histories lay bare human anxieties - isolation, fear of death or freedom, a sense of the meaninglessness of life - that few of us escape completely, and show how we can all come to terms with such fears. Throughout, Dr Yalom remains refreshingly frank about his own errors and prejudices; his book provides a rare glimpse into the consulting room of a master therapist. 'The best therapists are at least partly poets. With this riveting and beautifully written book, Yalom has joined their ranks.' Erica Jong 'Dr Yalom offers a vaulable insight into the delicate process of therapy.' Sunday Telegraph 'These remarkably moving and instructive tales of the psychiatric encounter bring the reader into novel territories of the mind - and the landscape is truly unforgettable.' Maggie Scarf 'Irvin Yalom writes like an angel about the devils that besiege us.' Rollo May 'Dr Yalom is unusually honest, both with his patients and about himself.' Anthony Storr

Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 0470894016
ISBN 13: 9780470894019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staring at the Sun Book Review:

Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an "awakening experience"—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging. Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.

Creatures of a Day

Creatures of a Day
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0465040519
ISBN 13: 9780465040513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creatures of a Day Book Review:

"All of us are creatures of a day,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, “rememberer and remembered alike.” In his long-awaited new collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients' struggles—as well as his own—to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence: how to have a meaningful life, and how to reckon with its inevitable end. In these pages, we meet a nurse, angry and adrift in a morass of misery where she has lost a son to a world of drugs and crime, and yet who must comfort the more privileged through their own pain; a successful businessman who, in the wake of a suicide, despairs about the gaps and secrets that infect every relationship; a newly minted psychologist whose study of the human condition damages her treasured memories of a lost friend; and a man whose rejection of philosophy forces even Yalom himself into a crisis of confidence. Their names and stories will linger long after the book's last page is turned. Like Love's Executioner, which established Yalom's preeminence as a storyteller illuminating the drama of existential therapy, Creatures of a Day is funny, earthy, and often shocking; it is a radically honest statement about the difficulties of human life, but also a celebration of some of the finest fruits—love, family, friendship—that life can bear. We are all creatures of a day. With Yalom as a guide, we can find in this book the means not just to make our own day bearable, but meaningful—and perhaps even joyful.

Becoming a Therapist

Becoming a Therapist
Author: Suzanne Bender,Edward Messner
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1572308044
ISBN 13: 9781572308046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Therapist Book Review:

This book provides students and novice clinicians with nuts-and-bolts advice about the process of doing therapy, starting with the first contact with a new patient. Filling a typical gap in clinical training, the book focuses on such real-world tasks as setting up appointments and discussing payment, conducting effective assessments while setting patients at ease, and dealing with mundane and serious clinical concerns, including suicidality. Featured are a wealth of sample therapist-patient dialogues that bring each situation to life. Suzanne Bender and Edward Messner--a junior clinician and a seasoned practitioner and supervisor--provide a unique, combined perspective on how therapy is conducted, what works and what doesn't work in treatment, and how to take care of oneself as a clinician. Each chapter opens with a concise summary and concludes with a list of key terms. The book also includes a helpful glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Writing the Talking Cure

Writing the Talking Cure
Author: Jeffrey Berman
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN 10: 1438473877
ISBN 13: 9781438473871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Talking Cure Book Review:

Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature. A distinguished psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Irvin D. Yalom is also the United States’ most well-known author of psychotherapy tales. His first volume of essays, Love’s Executioner, became an immediate best seller, and his first novel, When Nietzsche Wept, continues to enjoy critical and popular success. Yalom has created a subgenre of literature, the “therapy story,” where the therapist learns as much as, if not more than, the patient; where therapy never proceeds as expected; and where the therapist’s apparent failure proves ultimately to be a success. Writing the Talking Cure is the first book to explore all of Yalom’s major writings. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Jeffrey Berman comments on Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature and emphasizes the recurrent ideas that unify his writings: the importance of the therapeutic relationship, therapist transparency, here-and-now therapy, the prevalence of death anxiety, reciprocal healing, and the idea of the wounded healer. Throughout, Berman discusses what Yalom can teach therapists in particular and the common (and uncommon) reader in general. “As a psychiatrist who has benefitted enormously not only from Yalom’s writings but also from his mentorship, I admire Berman’s relationship to his subject. They both write lucidly and imaginatively, inviting the reader to accompany them on a personal journey that is intriguing but intellectually rigorous. Reading this book helps me to better understand Yalom’s dual roles—as brilliant psychotherapist/teacher and compelling novelist. Berman’s book-by-book examination of Yalom’s work illustrates how good therapy involves facing reality, and good fiction involves making stories come alive by resonating with the hard truths of life. He is the perfect guide to Yalom, capturing his wisdom and creativity with respect and clarity.” — David Spiegel, author of Living Beyond Limits: New Hope and Help for Facing Life-Threatening Illness “This is a convincing celebration of and commentary on one of the most prominent psychotherapists of the last century. For anyone interested in the popularization of an idiosyncratic form of existential psychotherapy for individuals and groups, this will be an important book.” — Murray Schwartz, Emerson College “In this richly textured book, Berman takes us backstage in a warm and skillful exploration of Irvin Yalom’s unmatched contributions as a psychotherapist, author, and educator. We are provided a transparent view of how human healing emerges from our talking, writing, and reading. Berman reminds us eloquently that psychotherapy is, at its essence, the process of human connection and the joint attribution of meaning to experience.” — Molyn Leszcz, The University of Toronto

Existential Psychotherapy

Existential Psychotherapy
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1541647440
ISBN 13: 9781541647442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Existential Psychotherapy Book Review:

The definitive account of existential psychotherapy. Existential therapy is practiced throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure. In Existential Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom finds the essence of existential psychotherapy, synthesizing its historical background, core tenets, and usefulness to the practice. Organized around what Yalom identifies as the four "ultimate concerns of life" -- death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness -- the book takes up the meaning of each existential concern and the type of conflict that springs from our confrontation with each. He shows how these concerns are manifested in personality and psychopathology, and how treatment can be helped by our knowledge of them. Drawing from clinical experience, empirical research, philosophy, and great literature, Yalom provides an intellectual home base for those psychotherapists who have sensed the incompatibility of orthodox theories with their own clinical experience, and opens new doors for empirical research. The fundamental concerns of therapy and the central issues of human existence are woven together here as never before, with intellectual and clinical results that will surprise and enlighten all readers.

Becoming Myself

Becoming Myself
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0465098908
ISBN 13: 9780465098903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Myself Book Review:

Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom puts himself on the couch in a lapidary memoir Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man's life story, Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.

Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy

Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy
Author: Will Meyerhofer
Publsiher: Publish Green
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1936400898
ISBN 13: 9781936400898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy Book Review:

This book is a guide to discovering joy, the simple pleasure of living each day. I am a psychotherapist, with an office in New York City. As I work with patients and listen to their stories, I search for themes that define the human condition. These themes have melded into a philosophy centered upon living with joy. No book can substitute for the process of psychotherapy. But I hope these ideas will introduce you to the work of self-discovery at the heart of that experience.

The Gift

The Gift
Author: Edith Eva Eger
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1982143096
ISBN 13: 9781982143091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift Book Review:

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as: -Would you like to be married to you? -Are you evolving or revolving? -You can’t heal what you can’t feel. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Inpatient Group Psychotherapy

Inpatient Group Psychotherapy
Author: Irvin D. Yalom,Yalom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1983-05-11
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015009545719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inpatient Group Psychotherapy Book Review:

In a book for front-line clinicians, Irvin Yalom turns to the inpatient psychiatric setting and offers new ways of conceptualizing the techniques of group therapy for use on acute wards. While some group therapy occurs in all psychiatric hospitals, it is rarely handled systematically and is not properly supported by the psychiatric leadership. Arguing from his own research results and from his years of experience, Yalom makes a strong case for the importance and efficacy of group therapy on all acute wards. "An eminently practical guide to what works".--Marc Hertzman, Dir., George Washington Univ. Medical Center. Notes, Appendix and Index.

The Gift of Gab

The Gift of Gab
Author: Francine Davids
Publsiher: Tiller Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1982139854
ISBN 13: 9781982139858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Gab Book Review:

Encourage speech development with fun games and activities from veteran speech pathologist Francine Davids. From babbling babies to young elementary schoolers, this fun, engaging collection of educational games and activities can jump-start language development at any stage. Whether your child has a developmental delay or you just want to set them up for success, The Gift of Gab provides all the tools you need to practice language in a low-pressure way. With the calm reassurance of a lifelong educator, author Francine Davids also offers background on the basics of language development, a range of milestones, and some easy ways to tell if your child is on the right track. Organized by game type, so parents can easily find the most age-appropriate material, The Gift of Gab covers a range of fun approaches, including: -Singing and clapping games -Games that use toys you already have in the house -Games using homemade materials like cootie catchers and paper dice -Imaginative card games -Games to play on the go, in the car, or at the grocery store -Games for larger groups -And even games to teach social skills like taking turns! With a range of printable materials available online for free download, The Gift of Gab not only takes the stress out of language development, it also offers an accessible, play-based way to connect with your child every day.

The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence
Author: Caroline Welch
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0525503889
ISBN 13: 9780525503880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Presence Book Review:

A practical, user-friendly guide for women seeking focus and calm in the midst of life's storms. Overwhelmed by the demands of family, work, and multiple responsibilities, many women find themselves feeling scattered, and distracted. In this eye-opening book, co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute, Caroline Welch takes readers on a mindfulness journey to help them de-stress and cultivate inner peace. According to Welch, you do not need countless hours sitting in silence to be more present in your life--the key is to practice mindfulness wherever you are and whenever you can. The Gift of Presence guides readers in developing four innate capacities we all possess that will allow us to become more resilient and centered in our lives--even when life is throwing all that it has at us: Presence: the ability to remain firmly in the present moment; to be fully aware of what's happening as it's happening. Purpose: the personal meaning that gets us going and gives direction to our lives. Pivoting: an openness to change that allows you to switch direction if that is what is needed. Pacing: the awareness that it is impossible to do everything we want or need to do all at once; the ability to take life one step at a time. This life-changing book reveals that you already hold in your hands the keys to a more harmonious life--you simply need to look within.

Bad Therapy

Bad Therapy
Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler,Jon Carlson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1135954046
ISBN 13: 9781135954048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Therapy Book Review:

Bad Therapy offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and mind's of the profession's most famous authors, thinkers, and leaders when things aren't going so well. Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson, who include their own therapy mishaps, interview twenty of the world's most famous practitioners who discuss their mistakes, misjudgements, and miscalculations on working with clients. Told through narratives, the failures are related with candor to expose the human side of leading therapists. Each therapist shares with regrets, what they learned from the experience, what others can learn from their mistakes, and the benefits of speaking openly about bad therapy.

When Nietzsche Wept

When Nietzsche Wept
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1541646436
ISBN 13: 9781541646438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Nietzsche Wept Book Review:

In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental “talking cure,” Breuer never expects that he too will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.