Love's Executioner

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141975458

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Love's Executioner offers us the humane and extraordinary insight of renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom into the lives of ten of his patients - and through them into the minds of us all 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's macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer? In this engrossing book, Irvin Yalom gives detailed and deeply affecting accounts of his work with these and seven other patients. Deep down, all of them were suffering from the basic human anxieties - isolation, fear of death or freedom, a sense of the meaninglessness of life - that none of us can escape completely. And yet, as the case histories make touchingly clear, it is only by facing such anxieties head on that we can hope to come to terms with them and develop. Throughout, Dr Jalom remains refreshingly frank about his own errors and prejudices; his book provides a rare glimpse into the consulting room of a master therapist. Reviews: 'Dr Yalom demonstrates once again that in the right hands, the stuff of therapy has the interest of the richest and most inventive fiction' Eva Hoffman, New York Times 'These remarkably moving and instructive tales of the psychiatric encounter bring the reader into novel territories of the mind - and the landscape is truly unforgettable' Maggie Scarf 'Love's Executioner is one of those rare books that suggests both the mystery and the poetry of the psychotherapeutic process. The best therapists are at least partly poets. With this riveting and beautifully written book, Irvin Yalom has joined their ranks' Erica Jong 'Inspired ... He writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer' San Francisco Chronicle 'These stories are wonderful. They make us realize that within every human being lie the pain and the beauty that make life worthwhile' Bernie S. Siegel 'This is an impressive transformation of clinical experience into literature. Dr Yalom's case histories are more gripping than 98 percent of the fiction published today, and he has gone to amazing lengths of honesty to depict himself as a realistic flesh-and-blood character: funny, flawed, perverse, and, above all, understanding' Phillip Lopate 'I loved Love's Executioner. Dr Yalom has learned something that fiction writers learned years ago - that people's mistakes are a lot more interesting than their triumphs' Joanne Greenberg About the author: Irvin D. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As well as an award-winning psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he is an extremely prolific author. His many other works includeThe Gift of Therapy, Staring at the Sun, When Nietzsche Wept, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychiatry,The Schopenhauer Cure, Lying on the Couch, Momma and the Meaning of Life, Existential Psychotherapy, I'm Calling the Police, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, Every Day Gets a Little Closer and The Spinoza Problem.

Love's Executioner

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141975443

Category: Existential psychotherapy

Page: 288

View: 8006

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? In Love's Executioner psychotherapist Irvin Yalom gives detailed and deeply affecting accounts of his work with these and seven other patients. Their case histories lay bare human anxieties - isolation, fear of death or freedom, a sense of the meaninglessness of life - that few of us escape completely, and show how we can all come to terms with such fears. Throughout, Dr Yalom remains refreshingly frank about his own errors and prejudices; his book provides a rare glimpse into the consulting room of a master therapist. 'The best therapists are at least partly poets. With this riveting and beautifully written book, Yalom has joined their ranks.' Erica Jong 'Dr Yalom offers a vaulable insight into the delicate process of therapy.' Sunday Telegraph 'These remarkably moving and instructive tales of the psychiatric encounter bring the reader into novel territories of the mind - and the landscape is truly unforgettable.' Maggie Scarf 'Irvin Yalom writes like an angel about the devils that besiege us.' Rollo May 'Dr Yalom is unusually honest, both with his patients and about himself.' Anthony Storr

Loves Executioner... !

Author: Paul Weightman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471792229


Page: 344

View: 5802

From the beginning, Detective Constables Lorna McKenzie and Gerry Masterson had one hell of a case on their hands. The case in question; was that of the murder victim (Steve Blaydon)... Steve Blaydon had more than his share of young women, and that caused a lot of friction between himself, and usually the partners of the women he bedded. The police had a real hard case to crack. They were going to embark on an investigation, which would open up the case like an infected sore. Steve had many friends, and the finger of guilt was going to point to almost each one of those friends, before the case would be settled.

Denn alles ist vergänglich

Geschichten aus der Psychotherapie

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641154693

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 917

Yaloms Anleitung zum Glücklichsein. In diesen zehn packenden Erzählungen aus der Psychotherapie entschlüsselt der bedeutende amerikanische Psychotherapeut Irvin D. Yalom die Geheimnisse, Frustrationen, aber auch die Erhabenheit und den Humor, die nicht nur den Kern jeder therapeutischen Begegnung ausmachen, sondern auch des Lebens selbst. Indem er uns an den Zwangslagen seiner Patienten teilhaben lässt, gewährt uns Yalom nicht nur einzigartige Einblicke in deren persönliche Sehnsüchte und Motivationen, sondern erzählt uns auch viel über sich selbst und sein eigenes Ringen zwischen persönlicher Betroffenheit und therapeutischer Rolle. Herausgekommen sind dabei wunderbare, unerschrockene Geschichten über die menschliche Seele und den therapeutischen Prozess, der voller Schmerz, Verwirrung, aber auch unverhoffter Freude und Hoffnung ist.

Intimacy, Change, and Other Therapeutic Mysteries

Stories of Clinicians and Clients

Author: David C. Treadway

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593850746

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 2944

This unique collection of short fiction takes the reader on an journey beyond the terrain of the clinical text or case study. David Treadway not only explores the ways in which therapy addresses client problems, but also illuminates the impact of clinical work on the therapist, how what happens in sessions spills over into the personal lives of both parties, and how we can understand the myriad, often unpredictable ways in which change occurs over time. Delving into vital personal, professional, and ethical issues that are often neglected in clinical training - and offering insights to stimulate further thinking and dicussion - the volume is deeply instructive. This volume is a rewarding resource for psychotherapists from a range of backgrounds, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, couple and family therapists, and psychiatrists. It is also an invaluable tool for professional workshops or graduate training programs.

Ein menschliches Herz

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641119758

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Über eine tiefe Freundschaft und das Ende eines langen Schweigens Irvin D. Yalom erzählt in »Ein menschliches Herz« die Geschichte seines guten Freundes Bob Berger, der seit seiner Kindheit während des Holocaust in Ungarn, zwei Leben führte: eines tagsüber als engagierter und exzellenter Herzchirurg – und ein nächtliches, in dem Bruchstücke entsetzlicher Erinnerungen durch seine Träume geisterten. Jahrzehntelang verdrängte Berger durch unermüdlichen Arbeitseifer seine schrecklichen Erlebnisse, bis sie sich während einer nicht ungefährlichen medizinwissenschaftlichen Reise nach Venezuela wieder Bahn brachen.

Jeden Tag ein bißchen näher

Eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641188504

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9102

Eine Reise in die Welt der Psychoanalyse! Als Ginny Elkin, eine begabte und problembeladene junge Schriftstellerin, sich zu einer persönlichen Analyse bei dem Psychoanalytiker Irvin D. Yalom entschließt, treffen Therapeut und Patientin eine Übereinkunft: Jeder wird ein Tagebuch führen, in dem er minutiös festhält, wie ihre Arbeit vorankommt. Eine ungewöhnliche Therapie, in deren Verlauf ganz persönlich Fortschritte und Rückschläge geschildert werden.

Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors

Living Past Neglect

Author: Lori Bennett

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0765708930

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 1554

Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors: Living Past Neglect by Lori Bennett examines the aftereffects of emotional neglect in order to help clinicians to better serve survivors. Bennett creates a more profound understanding of the effects of childhood neglect on adult survivors by contributing new theory and expanding on practice information for graduate students and mental health clinicians who are serving these survivors.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Skills, Strategies, and Techniques

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289048

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 4782

A comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the origins, contemporary developments, and applications to practice related to each major counseling theory Fully revised and updated, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is complete with useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies—all designed to facilitate comprehension and lead to effective, ethical practice. The Second Edition features: New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research with the goal of developing critical thinking skills A new section on "Outcome Measures" that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is an engaging and illuminating text. "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have done it again! In the revised Second Edition of their popular book, they have masterfully organized and written a compelling text that will appeal to students and faculty alike. The Second Edition is thoroughly pragmatic with careful attention to research and evidence-based literature. Much to the delight of readers, extensive case analyses that illustrate major theoretical concepts abound." —Sherry Cormier, PhD, Professor Emerita, West Virginia University, coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptionally practical text for students wishing to learn usable counseling principles. Their excellent scholarship is balanced by a superb treatment of counseling theory that includes a review of the strengths, limitations, and means for implementing the systems represented." —Robert Wubbolding, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University; Director, Center for Reality Therapy; author of Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series) "This introductory text is written with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Not only is it one of the best resources I know of for in-depth coverage of classical therapeutic theory, it is also one of the best at illuminating cutting-edge developments, both in theory and application. Readers will greatly benefit from the clarity, comprehensiveness, and personal perceptiveness of this engaging introductory guide." —Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, Faculty, Saybrook University; Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; coauthor of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and editor of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

Und Nietzsche weinte


Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641157374

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4839

Eine Ménage à trois zwischen Lou Andreas Salomé, Nietzsche und der Psychoanalyse Das Wien des Fin de siècle: Die selbstbewusste junge Russin Lou Andreas Salomé drängt den angesehenen Arzt Josef Breuer, dem suizidgefährdeten Friedrich Nietzsche zu helfen und ihn von seiner zerstörerischen Obsession für sie zu kurieren. Breuer willigt ein und unterzieht Nietzsche einer neuartigen Heilungsmethode, deren Ausgang jedoch für beide unerwartet ist.

The Impossibility of Knowing

Dilemmas of a Psychotherapist

Author: Jackie Gerrard

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780498004

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 1223

This is a book that assembles and integrates Jackie Gerrard's clinical work and thinking over the many years of her working life. Part I focuses on patients with specific types of psychopathology and explores particular difficulties in technique and thinking. Part II addresses the issues of love, hate, and the erotic. In Part III, specific challenges to the psychotherapeutic frame are demonstrated in chapters on enactments and on work with an absent patient. Richly illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, above all, Gerrard stresses the importance of the enquiring mind and the struggle not to "know" but to be ever ready to "not know" and to explore.The book should be of interest to qualified practitioners, to those who are training in psychodynamic or psychoanalytic work, and to anyone who has an interest in psychoanalysis and the "impossibility of knowing".

To Become One

Author: Chris Seay,Chad Karger

Publisher: Relevant Media Group

ISBN: 9780972927611

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 185

View: 6780


China on Film

A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy

Author: Paul G. Pickowicz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442211792

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 3025

Leading scholar Paul G. Pickowicz traces the dynamic history of Chinese filmmaking and discusses its course of development from the early days to the present. Moving decade by decade, he explores such key themes as the ever-shifting definitions of modern marriage in 1920s silent features, East-West cultural conflict in the movies of the 1930s, the strong appeal of the powerful melodramatic mode of the 1930s and 1940s, the polarizing political controversies surrounding Chinese filmmaking under the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in the 1940s, and the critical role of cinema during the bloody civil war of the late 1940s. Pickowicz then considers the challenging Mao years, including chapters on legendary screen personalities who tried but failed to adjust to the new socialist order in the 1950s, celebrities who made the sort of artistic and political accommodations that would keep them in the spotlight in the post-revolutionary era, and insider film professionals of the early 1960s who actively resisted the most extreme forms of Maoist cultural production. The book concludes with explorations of the highly cathartic films of the early post-Mao era, edgy postsocialist movies that appeared on the eve of the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989, the relevance of the Eastern European "velvet prison" cultural production model, and the rise of underground and independent filmmaking beginning in the 1990s.Throughout its long history of film production, China has been embroiled in a seemingly unending series of wars, revolutions, and jarring social transformations. Despite daunting censorship obstacles, Chinese filmmakers have found ingenious ways of taking political stands and weighing in--for better or worse--on the most explosive social, cultural, and economic issues of the day. Exploring the often gut-wrenching controversies generated by their work, Pickowicz offers a unique and perceptive window on Chinese culture and society.

Im Hier und Jetzt

Richtlinien der Gruppenpsychotherapie

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641154855

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4315

Im vorliegenden Buch, das erstmals auf Deutsch erscheint, beleuchtet Yalom alle wesentlichen Aspekte der Gruppenpsychotherapie: Wie muss sie beschaffen sein, damit sie funktioniert? Welchen Prinzipien sollte sie folgen? Welcher Art sind die Unterschiede zwischen stationärer und ambulanter Betreuung? Wie könnte ein Modell erfolgreicher Arbeit mit Gruppen aussehen? Ein Buch für die Fachwelt wie den interessierten Laien gleichermaßen.

Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told

Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life

Author: Jeffrey Kottler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199328277

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5246

This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Women Steadfast in Christ

Talks Selected from the 1991 Women's Conference Co-sponsored by Brigham Young University and the Relief Society

Author: Dawn Hall Anderson,Marie Cornwall

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 9780875795973

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 3466



Author: Adam Phillips

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783525401576

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 7202

Donald W. Winnicott (1896-1971) war einer der Ersten, der sich mit den Seelenzustanden von Kindern befasste. Er entwickelte unter anderem die Konzepte des Ubergangsobjekts sowie der ausreichend guten Mutter. Wer und was beeinflusste diesen faszinierenden Menschen, der oft gegen den Strom der zeitgenossischen Psychoanalyse schwamm? Adam Phillips beleuchtet Winnicotts Lebensweg und zeichnet seine Gedanken nach, die von ungebrochener Aktualitat sind, auch wenn sie keine Schule begrundet haben.

Ein bitterkalter Nachmittag


Author: Gerard Donovan

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641168031

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3780

Ein Nachmittag in einem Dorf irgendwo im winterlichen Europa. Ein Mann gräbt auf einem Feld ein großes Loch, ein anderer wacht über ihn. Der Schnee fällt, Soldaten marschieren vorbei, Lastwagen karren Dorfbewohner an den Waldrand. Während rings umher ein Bürgerkrieg tobt, beginnen die beiden Männer miteinander zu reden ... Der aufsehenerregende Debütroman von Gerard Donovan erzählt von Gut und Böse, von Kälte und Gewalt und von den Abgründen, die sich seit Jahrhunderten zwischen den Menschen auftun, immer wieder.