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

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Published USA, 2009 
The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin Yalom's more than 35 years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable guidebook that illustrates through case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. Irvin Yalom shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained - presented as eight-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!

This is a book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counsellors. The new edition includes more than twenty additional pages of new therapy tips by the author.

Irvin Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University, USA.
Paperback. 263 pages
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