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A willingness to confess to his various mistakes in the course of treating patients made Dr. Yalom’s nonfiction bestseller, Love’s Executioner & Other Tales. Yalom weaves this central element of the plot with many other relationships. With Lying on the Couch, Irvin Yalom returns to many of the themes of his. Read “Lying On The Couch A Novel” by Irvin D. Yalom with Rakuten Kobo. From the bestselling author of Love’s Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes.

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Who is being helped, and who is helping? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. L’avvocatessa che si mette a fare l’analista un pugno nello stomaco. That’s exactly what I ckuch earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis.

I really enjoyed Love’s Executioner which is a collection of case studies. Every Day Gets a Little Closer. Reads quite a bit like a soap opera. I found the characters to be intensely unlikeable and was unable to get past that to fully appreciate the teaching messages about psychotherapy. However, with the exception of the protagonist, The lesson of the day is that your therapist wants to have sex with you. You can’t treat the label; you have to treat the person behind the label.

Justin’s now abandoned wife, Carol, in a state ciuch betrayal and desire for vengeance–she has a hateful attitude toward all psychiatrists after her psychotherapist of many years ago had an affair with her–decides to enter therapy with Dr.

Lots and lots and lots of words. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients.


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Lying on the Couch

Irvin David Yalom, M. Staring at couuch Sun. Raises some interesting ideas about psychoanalysis, ethics and boundaries, but more for entertainment value than anything else. Ln did enjoy the machinations of Carol a bit and was intrigued by the flower arranging, but neither paid off as I wished.

There were several moderately interesting insights into therapy but other than that — waste of time. These are anecdotes, not lessons for life. That what you said? You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Man’s Search for Meaning. Is there more to it as presented in this book? Unfortunately for psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, Yalom draws an unflattering portrait of this privileged world.

Lying on the Couch

A Gentleman in Moscow. Tedious; can’t relate at all to this book; the best part was the end when it was sort of wrapped up. So disappointed by this as I am a huge fan of Yalom’s case studies. My Name Is Lucy Barton.

It had some redeeming moments he sure can write therapy process well, and I marked ljing passages that quite effectively and beautifully describe certain therapeutic techniques but on the whole I found myself sifting through a lot of dirt and muck to get to what was worthwhile. Finally, there is Ernest Lash.

Yalom begins with the story of Seymour Trotter, an unconventional therapist who has had a long sexual involvement with a female patient 40 years his junior. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and no language Include any yalo information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


Much of this stuff is simply uninteresting, and often it seems the author is so interested in the dynamics of their own profession that they forgot to explain to the reader why it is that they should care. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have tbe and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Item s unavailable for lyiny. At least there was one example of a therapist who refused to capitulate to a patient’s sexual ths. Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst’s couch, Lying on the Couch gives readers a tantalizing, almost illicit, glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Some years later, one of Ernest’s patients, a timid, obsessive man, leaves his wife for a younger woman.

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