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EP05 Invited Address 01 - The Art of Psychotherapy - Irvin Yalom, MD

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Invited Addresses |  Psychotherapy |  Art and Creativity
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005
Irvin Yalom, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2005
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This presentation will be a discussion of existential psychotherapy and of group psychotherapy drawing especially from Yalom's new teaching novel, The Schopenhauer Cure. Dr. Yalom will discuss: the therapist/client relationship from an existential therapy perspective; the practice of existentially oriented psychotherapy using recent clinical cases; the impact of death awareness on the conduct of life; the technique of the group therapist; the selection and preparation of group patients; the relevance of philosophy for therapy; and the case for and against clinical philosophy. Dr. Yalom will sign books after his presentation in the Arena Lobby.


Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the essentials of an existential therapy approach.
  2. To describe the preparation of members for a therapy group. 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Dr. Yalom is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His major areas of interest are Group Psychotherapy and an existentially - inter-personally based individual therapy. In recent years, he has taught via narrative using short stories and novels to teach the art of psychotherapy.

Dr. Yalom was the recipient of the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) at the 75th meeting on March 6, 2017 in New York City.