Irvin Yalom: Live Case Consultation
by Irvin Yalom
Yalom provides consultation to therapists on individual and group therapy cases. See how he translates his existential and interpersonal approach into action in this highly acclaimed video.
Three therapists with varying levels of experience present the following cases to master clinician Irvin Yalom:

Sue, a 50 year old divorced woman struggling to find meaning in her life after a failed marriage and an empty nest.

Paul, an artist with work inhibition, yearning for more in his life.

Jeffrey, a group therapy patient seeking help to control angry outbursts in marriage.

Dr. Yalom responds to both the clinical issues and the therapists' reactions and countertransference, always looking for opportunities to bring more focus into the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship. He highlights key existential themes, interweaving ideas from writers and philosophers who have influenced his thinking, as well as clinical vignettes from his own practice.

What therapists are saying…

"I utilized your Live Case Consultation DVD in my clinical class. Judging from their response, this was a huge success! Thank you for enriching their educational experience and the future growth of the clients they will be serving."

-- Ann Elliott, MA, LPC, Adjunct Instructor, Gardner-Webb University GOAL program, North Carolina
"There is lots and lots of interesting and precious material in this DVD. A great combination of live therapy cases and Yalom's vast experience. I really love this DVD, and I'd hope, we'll get some more of this kind."

-- Roswitha Schnabl, MD Vienna, Austria
"Irvin Yalom: Live Case Consultation is a vibrant hymn to a more equal relationship between therapist and patient. It explains how the heightened awareness of a common destiny has genuine therapeutic power."

-- Monique Erard, PhD, Toulouse, France
"Irvin Yalom respectfully introduces existential concepts and alternative ideas of working with clients in individual and group therapy. I loved his sensitive approach with the three therapists as he shares his experience and wisdom with them."

-- Mariana Trapera, Dip. Applied Counselling, Blue Mountains, Australia
"By far the best therapy video I've seen. My students loved it!"

-- Andrea Morrison, PhD, Acting President and Dean, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Campus
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Irvin Yalom is well known for his seminal texts on group and existential psychotherapy.  In later books such as Love's Executioner and The Gift of Therapy he describes how he has gradually integrated both the interpersonal model from his group work, as well as his existential theories, into individual psychotherapy.  In this compelling DVD, you'll see how he translates these theories into practice by helping therapists think along these lines. The concept of working in the here-and-now in individual therapy by focusing on the therapist-client relationship as a microcosm of the client's interpersonal world is one of the hardest things for therapists to learn.  By watching his DVD you'll get a much better sense of this powerful way of working, so you can more readily apply this in your own work.

By watching this video, you will be able to:
  • Increase awareness of here-and-now interactions in the clinical hour.
  • Develop techniques for exploring existential themes with clients.
  • Improve skills in understanding and discussing clients with therapists in clinical supervision.

Length of video: 1:30:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-036-8

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-036-1

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-037-6

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-037-8

Psychiatrist 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: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of here-and-now interactions in the clinical hour.
  • Develop techniques for exploring existential themes with clients.
  • Improve skills in understanding and discussing clients with therapists in clinical supervision.
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