Tales From A Traveling Couch: A Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients

Paperback | November 5, 1996

byRobert U Akeret

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So, on a sunny morning in April, Dr. Akeret got in his van and set off to visit his most memorable former patients--a journey "in search of story endings." And what remarkable stories they are...

Naomi, an abused young Jewish girl from the Bronx who transforms herself into a Spanish flamenco dancer named Isabella--what is she like now, in her mid-fifties?

What about Charles, who fell madly in love with a circus polar bear? Had he been able to resist his fatal psychosexual attraction?

What of Sasha, the dashing, prize-winning French novelist with writers block and a penchant for exploiting women? In the end, did his art prevail or his life?

And what became of Mary--did she ever "murder" again?

Like a brilliant psychological detective novel, this book tells its stories in fascinating detail while raising fundamental questions about psychotherapy.

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After 35 years in practice, a prominent New York psychotherapist questioned whether therapy made any difference in his patients' lives. So, on a sunny morning in April, Dr. Akeret got in his van and set off to visit his most memorable former patients--a journey "in search of story endings". Like a brilliant detective novel, this book t...

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So, on a sunny morning in April, Dr. Akeret got in his van and set off to visit his most memorable former patients--a journey "in search of story endings." And what remarkable stories they are... Naomi, an abused young Jewish girl from the Bronx who transforms herself into a Spanish flamenco dancer named Isabella--what is she like now,...

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 Asso...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:November 5, 1996

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ISBN - 10:0393314987

ISBN - 13:9780393314984

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After 35 years in practice, a prominent New York psychotherapist questioned whether therapy made any difference in his patients' lives. So, on a sunny morning in April, Dr. Akeret got in his van and set off to visit his most memorable former patients--a journey "in search of story endings". Like a brilliant detective novel, this book tells its stories in fascinating detail while raising fundamental questions about psychotherapy