Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD
by Irvin Yalom, MD
Dr. Yalom discusses the central themes of his life's work as a psychotherapist and writer.
This DVD, The Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD, coincides with the publication of his book, The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients. In this hour-long interview by Randall Wyatt, PhD, Dr. Yalom discusses the central themes of his life's work as a psychotherapist and writer.
Yalom masterfully addresses the core issues facing therapists:
Working in the Here-and-Now
Keeping Therapy Alive in the Era of Managed Care
Avoiding Burnout by Staying Curious
Existential and Group Psychotherapy
The Therapist Role and Fellow Travelers
Challenges and Tips for the Next Generation of Therapists
He elucidates these topics as always with engaging stories from his work with patients, and his own personal life experiences. This DVD will be valuable for personal and professional learning for therapists and students, patients, and anyone interested in the process of human growth and self-understanding.
Psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom, MD has been a major figure in the field of psychotherapy since he first wrote The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy in 1970 (now in it's 5th edition). Other significant contributions have included Existential Psychotherapy, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, and NY Times Bestseller Loves Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. He has written three novels on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, and The Schopenhauer Cure, and released his latest work, Staring at the Sun, on death anxiety in January 2008. His works, translated into over 20 languages, have been widely read by therapists and non-therapists alike.
"A powerful exposition of Yalom's insights into existential therapy; he shares gifts gleaned from many years at the forefront of doing and teaching therapy. It was exceptionally engaging, offered penetrating insights, as well as a live glimpse inside the thoughts and feelings of a preeminent thinker, and profound contributor to the field of psychotherapy. This video was outstanding to present to class where one was able to pause and invite discussion and reflection."
Tom Mabee - Ph.D. Adjunct Graduate Psychology Faculty Nova Southeastern University, Florida
"The Gift of Therapy DVD put words into action. No matter how much you enjoy reading a favorite author's works there is no greater way to see their true self then to watch them in person. Nothing can compare to seeing the sincerity and genuineness come alive. I was delighted to see that all the profound and enticing information I read over the last few years turned out to be a true portrait of who he is. To that end, for me the DVD was the 'icing on the cake' and that was a gift in itself!"
Maureen McCullough - Vancouver, Canada