From his thirty-five years as a practicing psychiatrist and as an award-winning author, Irvin D. Yalom imparts his unique wisdom in The Gift of Therapy. 34 quotes from The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients: ‘Though the physicality of death destroys us, th. 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.
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The short “chapters” all of them are less than 4 or 5 irvni make this quick read if you only have a few momentsa kind of daily “thought for the day” for clinicians. Other books in this series.
It is only through responsibility that freedom can krvin obtained. My fourth Yalom book, this text was the perfect supplement to my Masters course in Psychology actually sometimes the uni course felt like a supplement to the book! Refresh and try again.
MSW students, anyone in the “helping” professions. These ideas are so personal, opinionated, and occasionally original that the reader is unlikely to encounter them elsewhere. Sex at Dawn Christopher Ryan. 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.
I’m not a therapist but this book was full of so much theapy about communicating with others that a lot the material is applicable to both my personal life and in my work as a teacher.
Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry. Like focusing on your relationship with the client will ultimately highlight why they are having difficulties in their outside relationships.
The Gift of Therapy : Irvin Yalom :
He addressed many practical issues that all therapist have encountered and struggled with—therapeutic relationship, boundary, disclosure, transparence, dream, death, and more. At once startlingly profound and irresistibly practical, Yalom’s insights will help enrich the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors. The Gift of Therapy: Irvin David Yalom, M. Yalom provides a keen insight collected from over three decades of practice. It is the therapeutic relationship that heals.
It’s quite possible that no one in the world can really understand why we do what we do except for others in the profession, and this “open letter” is an excellent resource to remind us to keep on keeping on irin a sense of humor and open hearts and minds. Book ratings by Goodreads. Talom don’t have tolerance and I don’t think I really care about people anymore. Dissecting th I enjoyed this book when I started. One of our major tasks is to invent a meaning sturdy enough to support a life and to perform the tricky maneuver of denying our personal authorship of this meaning.
His advice to focus theraoy the present and to engage with clients in a way that transcends typical boundaries shows his expertise and insight A fabulous book I would recommend to any aspiring or current therapist. Want to Read saving…. Overall I do think it was a worthwhlie read, but more so from yaom academic, theoretical, feel good approach.
Maybe I’ll pick this up down the gitf and yyalom more value in it but for now I feel like I need somethin While this book came recommended from a professor I deeply respect, I have hift admit it didn’t do a whole lot for me.
Everyone looks around at each other and rolls their eyes…. To do so, one must have complete faith in the following two: On this point, I am in total agreement with Yalom. I’m so disgusted with them. He is somewhat divergent from his strict psychoanalytic predecessors who were “blank screen” regarding any self-disclosure. On that note, his clients are characters but they are also normal enough to normalize what receiving therapy may be likeso if you are considering it for yourself this is a good way to test the waters of your pre-contemplation.
I started this book in irvjn independent study in the last semester of a my MSSW. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Looking for beautiful books? Review Text “[Yalom’s] yalmo ideas are perfectly accessible. The author’s psychoanalytically oriented methods are antiquated, and in a world with more and more evidence-based treatments for mental illness, such comparatively unproven, time-consuming methodologies are increasingly irrelevant until proven otherwise.
Oct 25, Heather rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But I really really love this book. 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 patientFreud 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, fift insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.
Jean-baptiste It’s a suite of ideas about how to be a good therapist, written by a famous one, in a sometimes serious sometimes amusing way. The Collected Poems Sylvia Plath.
Spare yourself a few bucks by not buying this book filled with vignettes that demonstrate what is therapeutically baneful, groundless normative musings and unnecessary quotes from different books, plays, etc.
A work of this nature is brief by necessity, but it would have been helpful to include a discussion on isolation, since ttherapy lists it among the 4 existential life concerns and since it is an integral part of the experience of physical or mental illness.
A lot of what he writes about connecting with clients and building the relationship resonates with me but didn’t stand out in the way it did for other readers because it’s already so foundational to the way I work, I already take those elements for granted.
The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
I would read a chapter or two a day and then sit it down. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. His advice to focus on the present and to engage with clients in a way that transcends typical boundaries shows his expertise and insight to the field of therapy, and his use of case studies keeps The Gift of Therapy an inviting and intriguing read. A lot of these tidbits were very common sense. He really cares about reaching out to his clients and exploring his relationship with them, rather than the cold and aloof manner therapists seem to adopt with their patients.
Individuals who are in therapy or interested in psychology may enjoy it as well.