The Gift of Therapy

An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

Author: Irvin Yalom

Summary Amazon

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 essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and provocative “tips for beginner therapists,” including:

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 patient

Freud was not always wrong

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