How Psychotherapy Really Works / Edition 1

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Overview

Decodes the mysteries of the therapeutic process

How does therapy work? Can "talking" truly precipitate a change in behavior? Why do therapists rely so heavily on childhood experiences? Does the past really affect the present? Drawing on more than 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist, analyst, and teacher, Dr. Gaylin addresses the fundamentals of the therapeutic process in How Psychotherapy Really Works, an enlightening tour through one of the most misunderstood sciences of our times.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"Expert and instructive . . . with lively case histories. . . . Dr. Gaylin translates his passion by defining the fundamentals of therapy."
Mirabella
"Frank, forthright, and unpretentious, Gaylin comes across as a straight shooter, a dedicated professional, holding the center with good humor and tenacity."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809294756
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/8/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,423,046
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Willard Gaylin, M.D., is the author of fifteen books, including Feelings, The Killing of Bonnie Garland, and The Rage Within. A clinical professor of psychology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, he cofounded of The Hastings Center, a research institute for ethical issues in the life sciences.

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