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The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Irvin Yalom

Narrated By: Don Hagen

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: December 2012

Duration: 7 hours 41 minutes


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 wrongA 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.


  • Tina Jackson

    Overall a great collection of tips and case examples

  • Kate Mack

    I am so thankful that Yalom took the time to write this. I will read this again and again and continue to glean wisdom from. He makes me grateful that I have chosen therapy as a profession.