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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: New York : Harper Perennial, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rei. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
At once startlingly profound and irrestibly practical, the author's insights-let the patient matter to you; create a new kind of therapy for each patient; how and how not to use self-disclosure-help enrich the therapeutic process for both patient and counselor.
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Named Person: Irvin D Yalom
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irvin D Yalom
ISBN: 9780061719615 0061719617
OCLC Number: 1129698458
Notes: "Includes more than twenty additional pages of new therapy tips by the author"--Cover.
Other variant titles : An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients.
Description: xxi, 263, 32 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Remove the obstacles to growth --
2. Avoid diagnosis (except for insurance companies) --
3. Therapist and patient as "fellow travelers," --
4. Engage the patient --
5. Be supportive --
6. Empathy: looking out the patient's window --
7. Teach empathy --
8. Let the patient matter to you --
9. Acknowledge your errors --
10. Create a new therapy for each patient --
11. The therapeutic act, not the therapeutic word --
12. Engage in personal therapy --
13. The therapist has many patients the patient, one therapist --
14. The here-and-now, use it, use it, use it --
15. Why use the here-and-now? --
16. Using the here-and-now grow rabbit ears --
17. Search for here-and-now equivalents --
18. Working through issues in the here-and-now --
19. The here-and-now energizes therapy --
20. Use your own feelings as data --
21. Frame here-and-now comments carefully --
22. All is grist for the here-and-now mill --
23. Check into the here-and-now each hour --
24. What lies have you told me? --
25. Blank screen? Forget it! Be real --
26. Three kinds of therapist self-disclosure --
27. The mechanism of therapy be transparent --
28. Revealing here-and-now feelings use discretion --
29. Revealing the therapist's personal life use caution --
30. Revealing your personal life caveats --
31. Therapist transparency and universality --
32. Patients will resist your disclosure --
33. Avoid the crooked cure --
34. On taking patients further than you have gone --
35. On being helped by your patient --
36. Encourage patient self-disclosure --
37. Feedback in psychotherapy --
38. Provide feedback effectively and gently --
39. Increase receptiveness to feedback by using "parts," --
40. Feedback: strike when the iron is cold --
41. Talk about death --
42. Death and life enhancement --
43. How to talk about death.
Other Titles: Open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients
Responsibility: Irvin D. Yalom.

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At once startlingly profound and irrestibly practical, the author's insights-let the patient matter to you; create a new kind of therapy for each patient; how and how not to use self-disclosure-help enrich the therapeutic process for both patient and counselor.

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