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Love's Executioner : And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780060958343

ISBN10:
0060958340
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/18/2010
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications

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Customer Reviews

Honest, humorous and educational  March 28, 2011
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In this excellent textbook Dr.Yalom's brutal honesty, his grasp of transference and counter transference, his humbleness in acknowledging his own blunders is simply breathtaking. He is a breath of fresh air as most psychotherapist, and analysts in particular have truly a hard time acknowledging their mistakes. Through the textbook he also demonstrates that human beings are capable of greater insight and self-examination than many of us have ever imagined.






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Summary

The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.

In recounting his patients' dilemmas, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into their personal desires and motivations but also tells us his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too human responses with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Not since Freud has an author done so much to clarify what goes on between a psychotherapist and a patient.

Dr. Yalom helps his patients come to terms with their problems and move forward to a happier more productive life. This textbook emphatically stresses "the therapist's job is not to make someone better, but to help the patient make themselves better."

Author Biography

Irvin D. Yalom, M. D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and lives and practices in Palo Alto, California

Author Biography

Irvin D. Yalom, M. D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and lives and practices in Palo Alto, California

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword to the Perennial Classics Edition xi
Prologue 3(14)
Love's Executioner
17(56)
``If Rape Were Legal ...''
73(20)
Fat Lady
93(33)
``The Wrong One Died''
126(28)
``I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me''
154(9)
``Do Not Go Gentle''
163(16)
Two Smiles
179(21)
Three Unopened Letters
200(27)
Therapeutic Monogamy
227(18)
In Search of the Dreamer
245


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