MDPAC Book Club - June 2022

June 16, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join us for a facilitated discussion via Zoom of Dr. Irving Yalom's book
"The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists
and Their Patients"


To get the most from the discussion, we recommend that you read at least part of the book.


Format: 1 hour book club discussion, 30 minutes of social networking.

Participation in this discussion qualifies for 1 to 1.5 Hour of CCI Credits depending on your level of participation.




The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than 35 years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The best-selling author of Love's Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained - presented as 85 personal and provocative "tips for beginner therapists", including:
  • Let the patient matter to you
  • Acknowledge your errors
  • Create a new therapy for each patient
  • Do home visits
  • (Almost) never make decisions for the patient
  • Freud was not always wrong
A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom's Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.
Publisher: Harper Perennial (Sept. 19 2017)