Love's Executioner

Publisher : Basic Books
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ISBN : 9780465020119
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (2 users)

Download or read book Love's Executioner written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2012-06-05 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. First published in 1989, this New York Times bestselling collection of ten tales has become a classic. Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into his patients' personal desires and motivations, but also tells his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too-human response with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Now with a new afterword, Love's Exectioner promises to inspire generations of readers to come.

Love's Executioner

Publisher : Penguin Books
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ISBN : 9780141975443
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (975 users)

Download or read book Love's Executioner written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Penguin Books. This book was released on 2013 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Love's Executioner

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0060958340
Pages : 308 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (6 users)

Download or read book Love's Executioner written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2000-09-05 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of ten absorbing tales by a master psychotherapist uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.

Creatures of a Day

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0465040519
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (465 users)

Download or read book Creatures of a Day written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The publication of Creatures of a Day is reason to celebrate." -- Steven Pinker In this stunning 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 yet reckon with its inevitable end. We meet a nurse who must stifle the pain of losing her son in order to comfort her patients' pains, a newly minted psychologist whose studies damage her treasured memories of a lost friend, and a man whose rejection of psychological inquiry forces even Yalom himself into a crisis of confidence. Creatures of a Day is a radically honest statement about the difficulties of human life, but also a celebration of some of the finest fruits -- love, family, friendship -- it can offer. Marcus Aurelius has written that "we are all creatures of a day." With Yalom as our guide, we will find the means to make our own day not only bearable, but also meaningful and joyful.

Intimacy, Change, and Other Therapeutic Mysteries

Publisher : Guilford Press
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ISBN : 9781593850746
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (85 users)

Download or read book Intimacy, Change, and Other Therapeutic Mysteries written by David C. Treadway and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 2004-09-07 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique collection of short fiction takes the reader on an journey beyond the terrain of the clinical text or case study. David Treadway not only explores the ways in which therapy addresses client problems, but also illuminates the impact of clinical work on the therapist, how what happens in sessions spills over into the personal lives of both parties, and how we can understand the myriad, often unpredictable ways in which change occurs over time. Delving into vital personal, professional, and ethical issues that are often neglected in clinical training - and offering insights to stimulate further thinking and dicussion - the volume is deeply instructive. This volume is a rewarding resource for psychotherapists from a range of backgrounds, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, couple and family therapists, and psychiatrists. It is also an invaluable tool for professional workshops or graduate training programs.

What's Normal?

Publisher : Kent State University Press
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ISBN : 9780873386531
Pages : 380 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (386 users)

Download or read book What's Normal? written by Carol C. Donley and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the companion text to The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology. It examines the issues of abnormalities in mental health, intelligence, and sexual behaviour. Both books are comprised of literary and fictional readings and commentary by health care professionals and medical ethicists.

Momma And The Meaning Of Life

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0349410054
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

Download or read book Momma And The Meaning Of Life written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-03-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This classic medium, first popularised by Freud and, more recently, by Oliver Sacks and Yalom himself, provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Contains six absorbing case studies which reveal the intricacies our psychological landscapes. Provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Explores the unique dynamic of the relationship between therapist and client. Absorbing and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.

Handbook of Experiential Psychotherapy

Publisher : Guilford Press
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ISBN : 9781572303744
Pages : 502 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (33 users)

Download or read book Handbook of Experiential Psychotherapy written by Leslie S. Greenberg and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 1998-10-08 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Integrating the work of leading therapists, the book covers both conceptual foundations and current treatment applications. The volume delineates a variety of experiential methods, and describes newly developed models of experiential diagnosis and case formulation.

Love's Executioner

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141975458
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book Love's Executioner written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Love's Executioner offers us the humane and extraordinary insight of renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom into the lives of ten of his patients - and through them into the minds of us all 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's macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer? In this engrossing book, Irvin Yalom gives detailed and deeply affecting accounts of his work with these and seven other patients. Deep down, all of them were suffering from the basic human anxieties - isolation, fear of death or freedom, a sense of the meaninglessness of life - that none of us can escape completely. And yet, as the case histories make touchingly clear, it is only by facing such anxieties head on that we can hope to come to terms with them and develop. Throughout, Dr Jalom remains refreshingly frank about his own errors and prejudices; his book provides a rare glimpse into the consulting room of a master therapist. Reviews: 'Dr Yalom demonstrates once again that in the right hands, the stuff of therapy has the interest of the richest and most inventive fiction' Eva Hoffman, New York Times '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 'Love's Executioner is one of those rare books that suggests both the mystery and the poetry of the psychotherapeutic process. The best therapists are at least partly poets. With this riveting and beautifully written book, Irvin Yalom has joined their ranks' Erica Jong 'Inspired ... He writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer' San Francisco Chronicle 'These stories are wonderful. They make us realize that within every human being lie the pain and the beauty that make life worthwhile' Bernie S. Siegel 'This is an impressive transformation of clinical experience into literature. Dr Yalom's case histories are more gripping than 98 percent of the fiction published today, and he has gone to amazing lengths of honesty to depict himself as a realistic flesh-and-blood character: funny, flawed, perverse, and, above all, understanding' Phillip Lopate 'I loved Love's Executioner. Dr Yalom has learned something that fiction writers learned years ago - that people's mistakes are a lot more interesting than their triumphs' Joanne Greenberg About the author: Irvin D. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As well as an award-winning psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he is an extremely prolific author. His many other works includeThe Gift of Therapy, Staring at the Sun, When Nietzsche Wept, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychiatry,The Schopenhauer Cure, Lying on the Couch, Momma and the Meaning of Life, Existential Psychotherapy, I'm Calling the Police, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, Every Day Gets a Little Closer and The Spinoza Problem.

Writing the Talking Cure

Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 1438473893
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Writing the Talking Cure written by Jeffrey Berman and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 provesultimately 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. Jeffrey Berman is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His previous books include Writing Widowhood: The Landscapes of Bereavement; Death in the Classroom: Writing about Love and Loss; and Dying to Teach: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Learning, all published by SUNY Press.

An Introduction To Counselling

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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ISBN : 0335247237
Pages : 778 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (335 users)

Download or read book An Introduction To Counselling written by John McLeod and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 778 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1473918472
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling written by Mick Cooper and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2015-03-16 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is for trainees and practitioners across the orientations who wish to incorporate an existential approach into their practice. Using a pluralistic perspective that recognises the diversity of clients and their individual needs, it shows trainees how and when existential concepts and practices can be used alongside other approaches. A wealth of resources and the author’s writing style make this is one of the most accessible and inspiring introductions to existential therapy. Videos of existential counselling in practice and written case studies ensure existential theory is illustrated in practice, while reflective questions and exercises help trainees relate notoriously complex existential themes to their own knowledge and experience. A companion website offers relevant journal articles, video tutorials on existential counselling skills, the results of the author’s survey of the ‘Top 10’ existential films, novels and songs, and much more. This passionate and insightful book is the ideal guide to help your trainees understand existential therapy and learn how to integrate its ideas and practices into their therapeutic work. Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at University of Roehampton.

Being Human

Publisher : Government Institutes
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ISBN : 0761851402
Pages : 141 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (761 users)

Download or read book Being Human written by Max Malikow and published by Government Institutes. This book was released on 2010 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The thread running through this collection of essays is the inviolate marriage between philosophy and psychology. This book explores the connections made between the two disciplines by famous thinkers such as Aristotle, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Lawrence Kohlberg, John Robert Coles, and Viktor Frankl.

One Thousand Days and One Cup of Tea

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0857839578
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book One Thousand Days and One Cup of Tea written by Vanessa Moore and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-02-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vanessa's husband Paul dies suddenly and tragically on their regular Sunday morning swim. How will she cope with her dilapidated house, her teenage children, the patients who depend on her? Will therapy help? Why do mysterious white feathers start appearing in unexpected places? Beautifully written and honestly relayed, Vanessa uses her professional skills to explore the many questions posed by unanticipated death, and to try to find a way forwards. "This book is about a period of great loss in my life, a time when the tables were completely turned on me. I was a qualified therapist who suddenly found myself needing psychological therapy. I was a trained researcher who became my own research subject, as I tried to make sense of what was happening to me. I was an experienced manager who now struggled to manage the events taking place in my own life. Yet, throughout all this turmoil, my patients were always there, in the background, reminding me that there are many different ways to deal with loss and trauma and search for a way forwards." Vanessa Moore

On Being a Therapist

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0197604455
Pages : 385 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book On Being a Therapist written by Jeffrey A. Kottler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The therapist's journey -- Struggles for power and influence -- Personal and professional lives -- On being a therapeutic storyteller- and listener -- How clients change their therapists -- Hardships of therapeutic practice -- Being imperfect, living with failure -- Patients who test our patience -- Boredom and burnout -- That which is not said : myths and secrets -- Lies we tell ourselves- and others -- Self-care prospects and realities : becoming models for our clients -- Alternative therapies for therapists -- Toward creativity and personal growth -- On being a client : how to get the most from therapy.

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1844456226
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (844 users)

Download or read book What is Counselling and Psychotherapy? written by Norman Claringbull and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2010-01-06 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written specifically for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, this book gives an overview of the profession from its early beginnings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through the development of the different schools and approaches of talking therapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches. Working within various sectors, such as the commercial, educational and public, is also considered and discussed. The author concludes the book by looking at where counselling and psychotherapy is heading in the future.

Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1848600941
Pages : 218 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (848 users)

Download or read book Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy written by Janet Tolan and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2012-03-05 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book has already helped thousands of beginning practitioners understand the subtleties of the person-centred approach and develop skills in person-centred counseling practice. Now in its Second Edition, this step-by-step guide takes the reader through the counseling process, providing advice on how to structure and manage therapeutic work in ways which are thoroughly grounded in person-centred principles. Janet Tolan defines the key tenets of the approach - psychological contact, congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard - and demonstrates how they are used effectively in a range of counsellor-client interactions.