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Love's Executioner

By: Irvin D. Yalom
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Summary

The collection of 10 absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom 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.

The audio version of the book includes an exclusive interview with Dr. Yalom.

©1989 Irvin Yalom (P)2013 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Absolutely fantastic.

I loved this book. it was brilliantly narrated, although I struggled with the narrator at first. stick with it and prepare to be amazed at done of these true stories!

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AMAZING read

Loved this book, a really honest and frank read. Recommend to read for anyone in training to be a counsellor

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Timeless enjoyment!

Made my forest walks even more enjoyable! I found this book to be so enlightening and caused me to self reflect and question my own thoughts!

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Interesting and alarming

The book is read and written nicely, the stories are interesting as are the patients. Sometimes I was laughing out loud, other times pondering the issues, people and situations. However there were many moments when I was alarmed at the author's interpretation of what the clients were presenting or his responses and I finished the book feeling uncomfotable. The author seemed very self-focused with little strategy, understanding or structure for helping patients. Sometimes I actually felt stressed or irritated for the patients and had to turn audible off, but mostly it was thought provoking, I like books that make you think, like this one.

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Great performance, brilliant writing, poor editing

Contrary to some of the other reviews here, I think the reader did a fantastic job as he really gets into each of the characters discussed. The failure was in the editing - there’s almost no pause between the end of one chapter/paragraph and the start of the next so you don’t have time to absorb the story.
I found at least seven out of ten of the stories really fascinating and it’s all brilliantly written. Definitely worth a listen!

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fab. must read.

really gwt to understand the depth of client work. different issues and client and therapist rship.

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Love this book

I really enjoyed this book. I think I even finished it within 2 day. Wonderful and interesting case studies and yet full to the brim with psychology teaching.
I highly recommend

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Fascinating insight into the fear of death

Interesting to all people curious about the human psychology, particularly about the human fear of death.

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Well worth a listen.

This book is essential listening for anyone starting out a career in counselling and Psychotherapy and also for anyone who wants to get a glimpse inside the world of counselling in a very humanistic way.

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Absolutely essential to anyone training to be a psychotherapist, or anyone interested in what happens in a therapy room. Brilliantly written, fascinating case studies and stories. An exciting, intellectually stimulating listen!

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