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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Rev. and updated ed.
  • 0749923733
  • 9780749923730
  • 22,859

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

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.
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