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Lying on the couch : a novel

Author: Irvin D Yalom
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A novel of psychiatry, featuring the trials of the men who practice it. One ends up before an ethics panel because he used sex to cure a woman's problem, another is being seduced by a woman seeking his fall.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-
Lying on the couch.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1996
(OCoLC)605478232
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irvin D Yalom
ISBN: 0465042953 9780465042951 0060928514 9780060928513
OCLC Number: 34356414
Description: vii, 369 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Irvin D. Yalom.

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A novel of psychiatry, featuring the trials of the men who practice it. One ends up before an ethics panel because he used sex to cure a woman's problem, another is being seduced by a woman seeking his fall.

"A provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients. Marshal, who is haunted by his own obsessive-compulsive behaviors, is troubled by the role money plays in his dealings with his patients. Finally, there is Ernest Lash. Driven by his sincere desire to help and his faith in psychoanalysis, he invents a radically new approach to therapy--a totally open and honest relationship with a patient that threatens to have devastating results. Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couchgives readers a tantalizing, almost illicit, glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves readers with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith."--Amazon.com

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