The Gift of Therapy : An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

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About the Course:

Anyone interested in psychotherapy or personal growth will rejoice at the publication of The Gift of Therapy, a masterwork from one of today’s most accomplished psychological thinkers.

From his thirty-five years as a practicing psychiatrist and as an award-winning author, Irvin D. Yalom imparts his unique wisdom in The Gift of Therapy. This remarkable guidebook for successful therapy is, as Yalom remarks, “an idiosyncratic mélange of ideas and techniques that I have found useful in my work. These ideas are so personal, opinionated, and occasionally original that the reader is unlikely to encounter them elsewhere. I selected the eighty-five categories in this volume randomly guided by my passion for the task rather than any particular order or system.”

At once startlingly profound and irresistibly practical, Yalom’s insights will help enrich the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors.


Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University. He continues his clinical practice and lectures widely in the United States. His training tapes are frequently used in programs for therapists.

Course Objectives:

  1. to benefit and have clients benefit from the wisdom and experience of one of the world’s foremost experts in psychotherapy

  2. to clearly establish the role of self-disclosure in therapy and to utilize it appropriately and effectively

  3. to learn how to use your own emotional responses as information in the therapeutic process

  4. to recognize and avoid the pitfalls of dogma

  5. to incorporate and integrate several essential principles of existential psychotherapy

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Course Number: 10057
Credit Hours: 7cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 7cr
Exam Fee: $48.79
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