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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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!

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

The man touches his clients! This can be internalized into a tendency for a therapist to critique her own work therap either “ripples self-doubt or grandiosity”.

Some fear intimacy because they believe there is something basically unacceptable about them, something repugnant and unforgivable, Given this, the act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help.

If therapists can’t connect with clients how the hell is therapy supposed to work? Easy reading, entertaining and useful at the same time, mostly if you are following a therapy or if you are a psychologist yourself, I guess. I enjoyed this book when I started. Overall this book is a highly readable collection of personal insights and opinions from someone with a lifetime of experience in psychotherapy. Our ongoing search for substantial meaning systems often throws us into crises of meaning.

Conceivably, it is better to present a summary of why this book should hold a space in the professional and the personal library of any person working in the field of mental health counseling and therapy.

Feb 03, dobutamine rated it it was ok. I have the impression that many books on therapy in the self-help section are full of watered-down insight and oft-repeated platitudes,like clever pats on the back repackaged a thousand times beforebut this book is nothing like that. It is not what you do, but who are you.


Oct 04, Shelby M. At some level the patient will sense you are acting in therwpy faith, and therapy will suffer.

The Gift of Therapy Quotes by Irvin D. Yalom

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, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject. Good book, perhaps better for someone who is much more interested in the traditional model ya,om psychotherapy.

And in a discussion of therapist going to their own therapy, Yalom admits to several stints in therapy of his own, including ot “nude marathon encounter group” in the sixties. Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry. Process the here and now. I felt that a strict boundary needs to be maintained and I should not let my client access my internal processing.

Yalom has done a service by demystifying the act of engaging with patients about their ultimate concerns in the moments of great life transition that we physicians are privileged to share with them. Support Center Support Center. Paperbackpages.

By attending and labeling their emotions, my client made important disclosures, which not only improved rapport but also accelerated treatment. Spare yourself a few bucks by not I didn’t understand that asking patients to be theraoy therapist, analyzing their dreams, trying to be their friend, insisting that the patient-therapist relationship resembles all the rest of the patient’s relationships, insisting that there’s always an interpersonal conflict with a subconscious nature that is at the roots of one’s emotional disturbance, using gifg own feelings about the client as a compass, etc.


View all 4 comments. I was thankful to read this and could relate to the inner critic on these extremes. Every one of us discusses death in some form or another e.

Tjerapy this perspective, our focus concentrates on those things beyond the everyday worries. It should not however, be used as professional for several reasons: Here is where that oft misunderstood gentleman Heidegger comes in… In our existence, we operate from two aspects: Oct 03, Sepideh rated it liked it Shelves: Yalom’s examples are reminiscent of those you would find in a self-help workbook, and his desire tyerapy guide therapists with an oddly end-all and preachy tone irks me.

I’m so disgusted with them. The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The Gift of Therapy Quotes

To ask other readers questions about The Gift of Therapyplease sign up. Yalom explains, from the existential perspective, there are four ultimate concerns that a patient confronts with the givens of existence; viz. This book itvin me a while to read because it’s 85 different snippets of advice. Not the books fault, I just have a short attention span when it comes to non-fiction.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Creativity Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. These ideas are so kf, opinionated, and occasionally original that the reader is unlikely to encounter them elsewhere. Oct 25, Heather rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This leads to patients becoming dependent on him and his acceptance and approval of them, in particular. A professor recommended How Can I Help? To do so, one must have complete faith in the following two: Be where the client is.