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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After this book, though, I think I’ll stick to his non-fiction.

But this is not beautifully written. Return to Book Page. She wishes to expose him as a charlatan, and destroy his career. Carol is an attorney, and smart.

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. I am usually a huge fan of Yalom’s books, but this one just didn’t it for me, I made it through the first pages without issue but lost interest at the characters and long winded explanations of the workings of psychiatry as an institution. While I realize it happens, I feel like the way it was talked about in this book made it seem way more prevalent than it is I would hope! Mar 14, Pia Bergqvist rated it it was ok.

That’s exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. You can’t treat the label; you have to treat the person behind the label. His cuch therapist seeks to have his emotional needs met by his oon, until he finds a former fling to meet his sexual needs, thus freeing him to become more focussed in his clinical work with an ‘attractive borderline’ So disappointed by this as I am a huge fan of Yalom’s case studies.


Or to put it another way: A marvelous examination of how psychiatrists actually think, building to a vision of a community healthy and mature enough to confront its deepest and most persistent fears. The moral domain of the oon relationship is exposed and dissected. And the Mountains Echoed. The Girl on the Train. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Lying on the Couch by Irvin D. Interesting to read from a Psychiatrist’s perspective.

This book was even hhe than Yalom’s other two novels I’d read. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

It had some redeeming moments he sure can write therapy process well, and I marked several 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. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. You submitted the following rating and review.

I’m Calling the Police. I kept seeing details from his therapy sessions popping up in the characters in this novel, but they were more interesting the first time around.


Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. A Tale for cokch Time Being. The therapy sessions in are a fictionalized demonstration of the author’s method of therapy, and I found these enjoyable to read. Reads quite a bit like a soap opera.

Lying on the Couch by Irvin D. Yalom (2 star ratings)

There were several moderately interesting insights into therapy but other than that — waste of time. Is there more to it as presented in this book? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that lyiing have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

His maxim, “My technique is to abandon all technique” p.

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Bessel van der Kolk. Lots and lots and lots of words. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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