By (author) Irvin D. Yalom
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Existential Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom
Book DescriptionExistential therapy has been practiced and continues to be practiced in many forms and situations throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure, and analysis of its tenets, and an evaluation of its usefulness. Irvin Yalom, whose Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has rendered such a service to that discipline since 1970, provides existential psychotherapy with a background, a synthesis, and a framework.Organized around what Yalom identifies as the four "ultimate concerns of life"--death, freedom, existential isolation, and meaninglessness--the book takes up the meaning of each existential concern and the type of conflict that springs from our confrontation with each. He shows how these concerns are manifested in personality and psychopathology, and how treatment can be helped by our knowledge of them.Drawing from clinical experience, empirical research, philosophy, and great literature, Yalom has written a broad and comprehensive book. It will provide an intellectual home base for those psychotherapists who have sensed the incompatability of orthodox theories with their own clinical experience, and it opens new doors for empirical research. The fundamental concerns of therapy and the central issues of human existence are woven together here as never before, with intellectual and clinical results that will surprise and enlighten all readers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465021475
(235mm x 156mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1980
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Irvin D. Yalom
Creatures of a Day, Paperback (March 2016)
From the best-selling author of Love's Executioner, a penetrating exploration of life, death, and the search for meaning
Love's Executioner, Paperback (April 2013)
Why was Saul tormented by three unopened letters from Stockholm? What made Thelma spend her whole life raking over a long-past love affair? How did Carlos' macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer? This title gives the affecting accounts of the author's work with these and seven other patients.
Spinoza Problem, Paperback (March 2013)
A novel by the masterful storyteller and psychotherapist Irvin Yalom interweaves the philosophical life of Benedict Spinoza with the story of the obsessive Nazi "philosopher" Alfred Rosenberg
When Nietzsche Wept, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Irvin D. Yalom
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Author Biography - Irvin D. Yalom
Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundation's Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, Every Day Gets a Little Closer (with Ginny Elkin), and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy.
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