The Gift of Therapy

  • by Irvin Yalom
  • Narrated by Don Hagen
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than 35 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 best-selling author of Love's Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained - presented as 85 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
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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wealth of knowledge, great narrator!!!

What made the experience of listening to The Gift of Therapy the most enjoyable?

Years of experience in therapy combined with a great narrator equals a fantastic listen.

Any additional comments?

As a new therapist this book is invaluable in learning how to build a solid therapeutic alliance. Thank You.

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- Jared

Great Read!

The therapist's reflection on his session, as well as client input made this book an amazing offering on ways to improve the therapeutic experience for both clients and clinicians. I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook and took away items to apply in practice.
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- branmufn3

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio