Howard Teich, Ph.D. is a psychologist and consultant who lives and works in San Francisco, California. In addition to his private psychology practice for over 40 years, he has taught at the University of California, the California Institute of Integral Studies, Sonoma State University, and the Esalen Institute. His writings have appeared in publications such as "Chrysalis," "Parabola," "San Francisco Jung Institute Journal," and "Noetic Science Review," and have been included in several anthologies, including "Use of Comparative Mythology: Essays on the Work of Joseph Campbell." His seminal work defining solar and lunar psychology is described at length in John Beebe s book "Integrity in Depth."
The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and provocative “tips for beginner therapists,” including:
•Let the patient matter to you
•Acknowledge your errors
•Create a new therapy for each patient
•Do home visits
•(Almost) never make decisions for the patient
•Freud was not always wrong
A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.