I got this book free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Excellent career memoir. Darcy Lockman notes that years in graduate school taught her how to be a scholar, but not how to be a therapist. For her training in that area she went through a grueling year-long internship, rotating through various fields of psychotherapy and meeting all the manner of wretched people. She was a psychoanalytically trained therapist accustomed to working with the relatively healthy, so seeing the people in forensic psychology, inpatient settings, etc., was a real eye-opener.
As she learns about what really goes on, so does the reader. I had read a lot of books about psychology and psychotherapy before, as well as having been in therapy myself for years, but I still learned a lot from this book. You also saw Darcy grow as a person during her training year, until by the end of it she had become much more confident and less self-critical. Also noteworthy was how she was able to make unique characters out of her co-workers and supervisors, when a lesser writer would have let them all blur together.
Altogether, quite a prize of a book. I read it in one sitting.