Live Case Consultation by Irvin Yalom MD
Three therapists with varying levels of experience present the following cases to master existential-humanistic and group psychotherapist Irvin Yalom:
Sue: 50 year old divorced woman struggling to find meaning in her life after a failed marriage and an empty nest.
Paul: Artist with work inhibitions, yearning for more in his life.
Jeffrey: Group therapy patient seeking help to control angy outbursts in marriage.
Dr. Yalom responds to both the clinical issues and the therapists’ reactions and countertransference, always looking for opportunities to bring more focus into the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship. He highlights key existential themes, interweaving ideas from writers and philosophers who have influenced his thinking, and well as clinical vignettes from his own practice.
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About the Actor
Psychiatrist and author, Irvin Yalom, MD has been a major figure in the field of psychotherapy since he first wrote The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy in 1970 (now in its 5th edition). Other signicant contributions have included Existential Psychotherapy, and Loves Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. He has also written three novels on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, and his latest The Schopenhauer Cure. His works, translated into over 20 languages, have been widely read by therapists and non-therapists alike.