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Irvin Yalom: Foundations of My Life and Work

by Irvin Yalom
In this poignant, intimate and in-depth interview with his son, Victor, Irvin Yalom weaves together the central ideas and key life experiences that have formed the basis for his contributions to psychotherapy.

Part of the 4-video series: Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy


    Irvin Yalom: Foundations of My Life and Work
    Irvin Yalom has been widely considered one of the most influential psychotherapists in our generation. Now, for the first time, you’ll get a front row seat as Victor Yalom probes deeply into his work and life. Spanning over 60 years in the field of psychotherapy, this three-and-a-half-hour interview covers the full range of Yalom’s contributions, from his groundbreaking model of group therapy, to the development of his existentially-oriented approach, to his steadfast insistence on the importance of therapist transparency and authenticity.

    Viewers will get a much deeper and more personal understanding of Yalom’s contributions, will be inspired to take risks with clients--and to encourage clients to follow suit--and to be more vulnerable in their work as therapists. You’ll learn tools for working in the here-and-now of the therapy hour, gain insights into how to introduce existential themes, and will be more empowered to use many of the riches of his ideas in your sessions immediately. The warmth between father and son yields rich stories and details about the life of one of psychotherapy’s most iconic thinkers. Add this video, along with the Irvin Yalom in Session series, to your library today!

    If you’re already a Yalom fan, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get to know Irv and his work on whole new level. And if you’re not, see why his work has had such a profound influence on therapists worldwide, regardless of their theoretic approach or the population they serve.

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    "Irvin Yalom is a master story teller who holds the viewer spellbound. I never lost interest watching this dialogue between him and his son, as they discussed the intricacies of therapy. Dr. Yalom's sharp, quick mind allows him to discuss significant topics including authenticity, self-disclosure, life and death, and risk-taking in a way that is comfortable and relaxed yet profoundly thought provoking at the same time. I highly recommend the video for student therapists as well as seasoned clinicians like myself. I will use what I learned in my practice and will pass along as I supervise students."
    --Kim Lampson, PhD, Professor of Graduate Psychology, Northwest University

    "Dr. Victor Yalom conducts an unprecedented and intriguing interview with his father, Dr. Irvin Yalom, during which we are treated to a thorough overview of the long career and major contributions of Irvin Yalom in his founding work in the American context of existential therapy, as well as his extraordinary innovations and applications in interpersonal group therapy. The interview organically interweaves personal (and often astonishing) anecdotes about Yalom's relationships with seminal figures such as Rollo May and Victor Frankl with the foundational and philosophical sources of Yalom's most important ideas." 
    --Drake Spaeth, PsyD, Associate Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


    "The personal interview conducted by Yalom’s son, Victor, along with videos of Yalom working with three different clients, provide a wonderful combination of information about the history of psychotherapy from Yalom’s perspective, his existential approach to psychotherapy, and the application of his methods with real life clients."
    --Janet M. Glaes, PhD, Program Director, Master of Arts in Counseling, Spring Arbor University, MI

     
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    Length of video: 3:23:03
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    Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-537-8
    Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-537-3
    Irvin YalomPsychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom, MD has been a major figure in the field of psychotherapy since he first wrote The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy in 1970 (now in it's 5th edition). Other significant contributions have included Existential Psychotherapy, and NY Times Bestseller Loves Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. He has written four novels on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, The Schopenhauer Cure, and The Spinoza Problem.  His works, translated into over 20 languages, have been widely read by therapists and non-therapists alike. Visit Dr. Yalom's website.


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    CE credits: 3.5
    Learning objectives:

    • Describe the many intellectual influences that shaped Yalom's career.
    • Illustrate the key concepts of Yalom's theory and practice of group therapy.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how Yalom integrates existentialism into psychotherapy.