Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy

Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy

by Irvin D. Yalom, Ginny Elkin


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The many thousands of readers of the best-selling Love's Executioner will welcome this paperback edition of an earlier work by Dr. Irvin Yalom, written with Ginny Elkin, a pseudonymous patient whom he treated—the first book to share the dual reflections of psychiatrist and patient.Ginny Elkin was a troubled young and talented writer whom the psychiatric world had labeled as ”schizoid.” After trying a variety of therapies, she entered into private treatment with Dr. Irvin Yalom at Stanford University. As part of their work together, they agreed to write separate journals of each of their sessions. Every Day Gets a Little Closer is the product of that arrangement, in which they alternately relate their descriptions and feelings about their therapeutic relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465021185
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 634,383
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.45(h) x 1.55(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)

About the Author

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundation's Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, Every Day Gets a Little Closer (with Ginny Elkin), and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy. Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy and Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy, among other books. He is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University.

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"It is a privilege to see in such depth how one of America's best psychotherapists goes about each session with a worthy sparring partner."

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Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MiserableLibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A unique tale of a psychotherapeutic relationship between Dr. Yalom and Ginny, a young woman labelled by others as ¿schizoid.¿ The story is written in the form of a journal, with both the doctor and Ginny writing their thoughts on the day¿s session, over a period of two years or so.
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