Love’s Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy

By Irvin D. Yalom

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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One of the all-time classic psychotherapy texts, this book provides a collection of ten absorbing tales by psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom. In the book, he uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. In recounting his patients’ dilemmas, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into their personal desires and motivations but also tells us his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too human responses with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Not since Freud has an author done so much to clarify what goes on between a psychotherapist and a patient.

If you’ve ever wondered at the complexity and paradox of the psychotherapeutic process, this is a thoughtful, compelling book worth reading. A true classic.

Softcover, 304 pages.

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APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2001). Love’s Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 26, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/loves-executioner-other-tales-of-psychotherapy/0001480
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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Jan 2013
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