"This is an in-depth, intimate interview by Irvin's son, psychologist Victor Yalom, who perhaps knows his work better than anyone. Throughout the discussion you'll see how Yalom's ideas tie together. For example, you'll see how his emphasis on the here-and-now in his group psychotherapy model influenced his way of working in individual therapy, where again he found that attending closely to interactions in the session enlivens the therapist-client encounter, and sheds light on the client's interpersonal world. You'll follow the arc of Yalom's life and career, from his early interest in literature (inspired in part by his relationship and marriage with his wife Marilyn Yalom, herself an accomplished scholar and writer), to his early training as a psychiatrist, his first groups with breast cancer patients, and how he integrated ideas from existential philosophy into his work. You'll also learn about about Yalom's encounters with legends in the field such as Viktor Frankl, Rollo May, and Virginia Satir. This interview, part of the series Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy, was published just weeks after Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir, and is a testament to Yalom's immense contribution to our field." - Supplied by publisher.
Irvin Yalom and the art of psychotherapy
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