Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy


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In this book a psychotherapist describes ten cases which include that of Thelma, an elderly woman possessed by a past love-affair; Carlos, a middle-aged man compulsively lustful in the face of fatal cancer; and Betty, whose obesity threatens to engulf both herself and the psychiatrist. The work provides an insight into a therapist at work. Dr Yalom confronts not only his own feelings and errors, but the uncertainty at the very heart of the therapeutic encounter. He describes the way he breaks through that uncertainty to a ...

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Margaret P

Mar 4, 2011

A complex subject written in a very readable way.

This books gives a deeper understanding of motives and behaviours set in a philosophical framework. I enjoyed every word.

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