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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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. It is only through responsibility that freedom can be obtained. Feb 03, dobutamine rated it it was ok.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to lrvin you find your new favourite book. Thus we conclude instead that it was “out there” waiting for us. Let your client matter to you. Jun 09, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m so disgusted with them.

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The Gift of Therapy Quotes by Irvin D. Yalom

Looking for beautiful books? I recall having a particularly intriguing conversation with a colleague about death. But more deeply troubling is the Overall this book is a highly readable collection of personal insights and opinions from someone with a lifetime of experience in psychotherapy.


In a world where glancing at someone unfavorably will get you sued, that’s pretty ballsy. This book was a good read during that time. Book ratings by Goodreads. Maybe I’ll pick this up down the therapj and find more value in it but for now I feel like I need something more concrete.

Refresh and try again. That’s hard for me to relate to when my clients are scared they’ll never see their parents again. May 10, Mengran Xu rated it it was amazing. Sep 19, Paulette rated it it was amazing.

What heals in psychotherapy is not the skills training, it or the supportive, transparent, and caring relationship that empower the client to confront and deal with their own difficulties. I’m usually a library reader, but I’m glad I bought this one, because I’ll be reading it again an God, I love this book.

Easy reading, …more It’s a suite of ideas about how to be a good therapist, written by a famous one, in a sometimes serious sometimes amusing way. 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 theerapy most out of therapy.

CBT believes, or what I have been trained to believe, all the client needs is the right tools and the capacity and motivation to use such tools to address their symptoms. Reviewed by Jeffrey C. Trivia About The Gift of Thera The Gift of Therapy Quotes Showing of As living beings, we erect amazing defenses against the very yalim of death. But does it benefit our clients? From this existential orientation, Dr. This book took me a while to read because it’s 85 different snippets of advice.

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The Gift of Therapy Quotes

Once again, recommended to anyone interested in therapy at all. Aug 24, Laurie rated it it was amazing. The Gift of Therapy: I selected the eighty-five categories in this volume randomly guided by my passion for the task rather than any particular order or system. If Yalom’s goal here was to make new therapists feel better about not being perfect, I think he more or less got it. Author and Historian Simon Winchester.

Feb 25, Deb rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? Yet, there it is! I didn’t understand that asking patients to be yherapy 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 your own feelings about the client as a compass, etc.

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