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The gift of therapy : an open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients

Author: Irvin D Yalom
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book first] addresses the nature of the therapist-patient relationship, with particular emphasis on the here-and-now, the therapist's use of the self, and therapist self-disclosure. [Next, the book] turns from process to content and suggests methods of exploring the ultimate concerns of death, meaning in life, and freedom (encompassing responsibility and decision). [The book then] addresses a variety of issues  Read more...
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Named Person: Irvin D Yalom
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Irvin D Yalom
OCLC Number: 181108217
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harper Perennial, 2003, c2002. 1st Harper Perennial ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Remove the obstacles to growth --
Avoid diagnosis (except for insurance companies) --
Therapist and patient as "fellow travelers" --
Engage the patient --
Be supportive --
Empathy, looking out the patient's window --
Teach empathy --
Let the patient matter to you --
Acknowledge your errors --
Create a new therapy for each patient --
Therapeutic act, not the therapeutic word --
Engage in personal therapy --
Working through issues in the here-and-now --
Here-and-now energizes therapy --
Use your own feelings as data --
Check into the here-and-now each hour --
What likes have you told me? --
Three kinds of therapist self-disclosure --
Revealing your personal life, caveats --
Avoid the crooked cure --
On being helped by your patient --
Encourage patient self-disclosure --
Feedback in psychotherapy --
Talk about death --
Death and life enhancement --
How to talk about death --
Talk about life meaning --
Freedom --
Helping patients assume responsibility --
Facilitating awareness by advice giving --
Facilitating decisions, other devices --
Take notes of each session --
When your patient weeps --
Give yourself time between patients --
Do home visits --
Therapy-accelerating devices --
Therapy as a dress rehearsal for life --
Never be sexual with patients --
On being love's executioner --
Taking a history --
Interview the significant other --
Explore previous therapy --
Freud was not always wrong --
Use dreams pragmatically, pillage and loot --
Learn about the patient's life from dreams --
Attend carefully to dreams about the therapist --
Beware the occupational hazards --
Cherish the occupational privileges.
Responsibility: Irvin D. Yalom.

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[This book first] addresses the nature of the therapist-patient relationship, with particular emphasis on the here-and-now, the therapist's use of the self, and therapist self-disclosure. [Next, the book] turns from process to content and suggests methods of exploring the ultimate concerns of death, meaning in life, and freedom (encompassing responsibility and decision). [The book then] addresses a variety of issues arising in the everyday conduct of therapy [and] address[es] the use of dreams in therapy. [Finally, the book] discusses the hazards and privileges of being a therapist.-Introd.

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