Letters to a Young Therapist

  • by Mary Pipher
  • Narrated by Eliza Foss
  • 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mary Pipher's groundbreaking investigation of America's "girl-poisoning culture", Reviving Ophelia, has sold nearly two million copies and established its author as one of the nation's foremost authorities on family issues. In Letters to a Young Therapist, Dr. Pipher shares what she has learned in 30 years as a therapist, helping warring families, alienated adolescents, and harried professionals restore peace and beauty to their lives.
Letters to a Young Therapist gives voice to her practice with an exhilarating mix of storytelling and sharp-eyed observation. And while her letters are addressed to an imagined young therapist, every one of us can take something away from them. Long before "positive psychology" became a buzzword, Dr. Pipher practiced a refreshingly inventive therapy - fiercely optimistic, free of dogma or psychobabble, and laced with generous warmth and practical common sense. But not until now has this gifted healer described her unique perspective on how therapy can help us revitalize our emotional landscape in an increasingly stressful world.
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, Dr. Pipher's compassion and insight shine in every minute of this thoughtful and engaging book.

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What the Critics Say

"The well-known perils of the profession emerge freshly, but also its profound rewards." (Publishers Weekly)
"A wise and compassionate book." (Washington Post Book World)

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Customer Reviews

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Highly recommended

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole of this book. it was well performed and well written.

As an aspiring therapist I found it insightful, informative, and encouraging, whilst also feeling wise and realistic.

As a person who has been in therapy I found it to be a realistic insight into the process, and it gave me food for thought about some of my own issues.

As a human being who is interested in human beings and their stories I found it fascinating and engaging.

I guess the format (letters to a young therapist from her older supervisor) could have felt contrived but I didn't get that at all. In fact I felt the letters gave the book a focus and a structure and a flow. My only wish is that it was longer. I could have easily listened to twice as much and will definitely listen to it more than once.

Thank you to the author for sharing her experience so honestly.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-06-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios