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Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

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9780465020119

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0465020119
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6/1/2012
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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.

Author Biography

Irvin D. Yalon, M.D., is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco and Palo Alto. He is the author of numerous books, including Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy and when Nietzsche Wept. He lives with his wife in Palo Alto, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologuep. xi
Love's Executionerp. 1
"If Rape Were Legal…"p. 59
"The Wrong One Died"p. 79
Fat Ladyp. 107
"I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me"p. 141
"Do Not Go Gentle"p. 149
Two Smilesp. 165
Three Unopened Lettersp. 187
Therapeutic Monogamyp. 215
In Search of the Dreamerp. 235
Afterword: On Rereading Lope's Executioner at Age Eightyp. 279
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