Tales from a Traveling Couch by Robert U. Akeret
A Psychoatherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients

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After 35 years in practice, New York psychotherapist Robert Akeret decided to visit his most memorable former patients to decide for himself whether or not his therapy made a difference. This book tells their stories in fascinating detail while raising fundamental questions about psychotherapy--does it work? Does it last? Are these questions even answerable?
 

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Robert U. Akeret received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University and his certificate in psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute where he trained with Rollo May and Erich Fromm. He has worked in the counseling services at Columbia University, the City College of New York, and is a past President of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychologists.
 
Published June 1, 1995 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In recalling his work with these five, Akeret reveals a great deal about his humanistic and existential approach to psychotherapy--one of his teachers was Erich Fromm--and illustrates how often it requires verbal restraint so that the practitioner may enter the patient's emotional and imaginative...

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