ISBN-10:
0465057675
ISBN-13:
9780465057672
Pub. Date:
04/11/2005
Publisher:
Basic Books
Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist

by Mary Pipher

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Overview


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 thirty 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 from every page of this thoughtful and engaging book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465057672
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/11/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(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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iamexhumed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was required reading for one of my Counseling classes. We all ate it up, and it was a nice break from the textbooks we usually had to read chapters and chapters of. Her conversational style is so relaxing and genuine, and it makes you want to curl up in a comfy chair with a cup of (insert choice beverage here), and spend the afternoon reading it. It's insightful and makes you think, while helping you learn from Mary's own experiences working with clients. I really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! I finished it the day I got it. It had great insight into her profession. Great for anyone interested in psychology and/or therapy.