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The Gift Of Therapy: An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients: Reflections on Being a Therapist Paperback – 27 Feb 2003
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'Yalom writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humour of Isaac Bashevis Singer' San Francisco Chronicle
This new edition includes over twenty additional pages of new therapy tips by the author reflecting on the major issues and changes he has seen in the world of therapy since he first wrote this book in 2002.See all Product Description
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But don't be mistaken this book of tips is in a different league from some-page-a-day-help-book-for-therapists. Remember this is the same man who has written books that scare potential readers at 20 paces with their size and titles (see The Theory and Practice of Group Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy). The stories are still there, thankfully, and so is the clarity. It is a gem of book that underlines many of the important qualities in the humanistic psychotherapy approach. Practical, inspiring and wise.
I'm an experienced therapist and psychologist now. This is the kind of book that as a therapist, you will read differently over time, and see new meanings in the same words, depending on your stage of training. I look forward to seeing ever more new meanings as I progress in future.
Irvin is one of the greatest therapeutic authors of our time, and that's not an exaggeration. Invest in this, and you invest in your patient's future.
The chapters may sometimes only be a paragraph long, but they keep things nicely succint, grouped together in themes which helps the flow. Just as easy to read as "Loves Executioner", just as interesting, but much more useful for the trainee or novice counsellor. Im sure many of us have experienced situations that we felt might have been better handled - this book will give you ideas for future encounters. For me, it showed me where I may have gone wrong and how to remedy things should a similar situation occur in the future. I thoroughly recommend this book.
Beautifully written, in meaningful and free flowing language, this is an effortless read which really brings great ideas for one to one therapy.
I'd recommend it highly and am now on a mission to read everything by this author.
I am reading Between Therapist and Client by Michael Kahn and so far, I much prefer it to the Gift of Therapy.
It is the spirit of therapy that shines through in these little musings and a therapist's voice, deeply personal, mellow and infused with the wisdom of experience; idiosyncratic to a degree and yet tempered (most of the time) with necessary humility.
Kevin Chandler: psychotherapist and novelist Listening in: A Novel of Therapy and Real Life
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A classic...the main focus on the therapy, personaly i thought was too long...Published 1 month ago by john stapleton
Excellent book. Great read. Warm and inviting. Unusual for a counselling book.Published 4 months ago by gillian hall
A truly intelligent, personal and important book for those of us looking to the future of therapy. Highly readable, this book manages to compress each point into a few pages,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nick
Very interesting book whether you are looking for examples in existentialism or just looking to change your out look on life and the way you react to other people.Published 4 months ago by Wise Owl
No technical languages and reminds us all of our humanness. Looking forward to reading more of his books. Writing morePublished 4 months ago by The Keats
Yalom's writing is brilliant, books worth baying, for a student on counselling degree plenty of useful ideas, it really is like reading letters, easy to find subjects or answer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by alekxh
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