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Inside Therapy: Illuminating Writings About Therapists, Patients, and Psychotherapy

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A scintillating collection of writings on the mysterious, controversial, and intimate process of psychotherapy.

Everyone with an interest in the art and science of psychotherapy - practitioners, patients, students, and avid readers of Freud, Jung, et al-will find this lively anthology an engrossing read. A varied mix of essays, book chapters, case histories, and compelling
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 24th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Deb
Feb 21, 2012 Deb rated it it was amazing
Convincing reason to stay far, far away from psychoanalysis and the wounded-but-in-denial psychoanalysts; it truly seems mind-blowing how therapy with an emotionally detached therapist could ever be seen as a means for clients to recover from traumatic childhoods with similarly emotionally unresponsive figure.
Telaina
Jul 26, 2012 Telaina rated it did not like it
From my amazon review:

Never before have I read such a series of offensive arrogance about psychotherapy. How nice for these psychologists and psychiatrists to receive cases in which they have no need to truly care about their client or their client's emotional pain but instead be able to know what is best for their client, be incredibly insightful and heal their client with their "wisdom." (All neatly summed up in an essay or excerpt with a Happily Ever After Ending.)

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stephanie
Jun 07, 2007 stephanie rated it liked it
annoying simply because it is all about psychoanalysis, mostly, which is slightly odd, because psychoanalysis is on such a decline, and also because yalom himself doesn't ascribe to the theory, but. still one of the better books on how therapy is done from the perspective of a patient and a therapist out there.
Jessica
Nov 10, 2014 Jessica rated it did not like it
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the premise of the book was really good, but I quickly realized I had no interest after a chapter where a psychoanalyst talks about how he "treated" a client by not talking to or responding to her for months. not my style.
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