Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist

by Mary Pipher

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Letters to a Young Therapist by Mary Pipher

Mary Pipher's groundbreaking investigation of America's “girl-poisoning culture,” Reviving Ophelia, established its author as one of the nation's foremost authorities on family issues. In Letters to a Young Therapist, Pipher shares what she has learned in thirty years of clinical practice, helping warring families, alienated adolescents, and harried professionals restore peace and beauty to their lives. Through an exhilarating mix of storytelling and sharp-eyed observation, Pipher reveals her refreshingly inventive approach to therapy—fiercely optimistic, free of dogma or psychobabble, and laced with generous warmth and practical common sense. Whether she's recommending daily swims for a sluggish teenager, encouraging a timid husband to become bolder, or simply bearing witness to a bereaved parent's sorrow, Pipher's compassion and insight shine from every page. Newly updated with a preface by the author addressing the changes in therapy over the last decade and the surprising challenges of the digital age, Letters to a Young Therapist is a powerfully engaging guide to living a healthy life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465039685
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 184,736
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Pipher has explored the influence of culture on mental health in five books, including the best sellers The Shelter of Each Other, Another Country, and the landmark Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, which spent 154 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and has been translated into nineteen languages. Her most recent book, The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to Our Town (Harcourt, 2002), explores the effects of globalization on American society. Dr. Pipher has traveled all over the world lecturing to students, health care professionals and community groups. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface to the 2016 Edition xiii

Introduction xxiii

Part I Winter

Breadcrumbs 3

Virtues 11

Mother Nature Delivers 19

Family Bashing 25

Deepening Therapy 33

Connecting the Dots 41

Part II Spring

Pain 51

Happiness 57

Metaphor 63

Endurance 69

Self-Care 73

Medication 79

Dating 85

Part III Summer

Marriage 95

Helping Ophelia's Family 103

Intentionality 113

Emotional Weather 119

Swimming 123

Danger 127

Therapy and Writing 133

Part IV Fall

Ethics 141

Story Doctors 147

Resistance 153

Failures 159

Healing Solutions from All Over the World 165

Yearning 169

Things Are Becoming Something Else 175

About the Author 181

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