Tales from a Traveling Couch: Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients

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Tales from a Traveling Couch Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients 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 areNaomi an abu
  • Title: Tales from a Traveling Couch: Psychotherapist Revisits His Most Memorable Patients
  • Author: Robert U. Akeret Akeret
  • ISBN: 9780393314984
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 areNaomi, 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,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 areNaomi, 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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    Taken at face value, this is an interesting book and the tales inside are worth a cheap laugh They re all of a very typical Freudian value every sing goes back to ze muzzer No, seriously everything goes back to dear ol ma in this book.Naomi Mum.Charles Mum.Seth Mum.Sasha Mum.Mary Mum Well, Mum also plays in with Dad in this section.Now, I m sure Akeret is a good psychoanalyst, but I felt the whole time while reading this book that everything was just a touch overly dramatic, a touch of fantasy I [...]

    Read this during grad school for counseling psychology, as a means to avoid the mind numbing boredom of the academic experience It worked like a charm, and I thoroughly enjoyed these tales of the good doctor s memorable patients.

    I don t know if it is simply due to the fact it seems he saw most of these patients in the 1960s and 1970s but the book felt dated I didn t really think that these patients were all that memorable nor did I think anything all that radical happened during treatment or after treatment.Obviously the title says that he finds these patients memorable, but I am not certain he did a good job of explaining why Except for the guy who is in love with polar bears, everyone else seems to have normal problem [...]

    Have you ever wondered how therapy sessions can impact the life of a therapist If so Tales From A Traveling Couch would be a good book to pick up and read After being in the therapy field for over thirty years therapist Robert Akeret reflectson his five most impactful patients and revisits them and tells their impactful stories to the reading audience I liked the book because I was able to relate to people in the book alot because I myself have been a patient that has impacted my therapist in ma [...]

    This book was truly one of the better books I have read regarding therapy and the therapy process and it examines the question that many therapists ask ourselves, Am I truly helping my clients While Dr Akeret is grounded in psychoanalysis, a counseling theory that is not often used any, many of the themes of the book still ring true today Mainly, that therapy works when it works and who are we to decide what the outcome of therapy should be or when clients are better or normal While many of the [...]

    A retired psychotherapist embarks on a roadtrip to visit some of his former patients His trip is, in part to see how his former patents have been since leaving therapy, and in part to see if his work with them was beneficial at all As a storyteller, Akeret does a fine job of mixing his personal story in with his patients stories As the book progresses, he becomes and aware that his trip is about himself His former patients are all interesting and their stories are each worth telling Akeret te [...]

    What a pleasant surprise this book is Dr Akeret wanted to find out whether the treatment he gave a handful of his patients had lasting effects, some 20 30 years later, and he sets out on a trip to visit them The result is a well written, story book like account of these visits It is extremely well written, and a real page turner What really sets it apart from the like of Oliver Sachs is that Dr Akeret is a major protagonist in the stories He is open and candid about his own feelings and prejudic [...]

    I ve always been interested in psychology But, alas, am too old now to pursue that dream So now I have to live my life vicariously through those who are.I found Dr Akeret s book to be very enlightening Who would have ever thought there are so many messed up people out there This is only FIVE of them I found all their stories fascinating Sometimes hard to believe but since this is supposed to be non fiction I guess we can trust they are true I have a psychologist friend I am passing this book alo [...]

    Life after therapy Although this book reads like a novel, it contains the real life stories of the journeys of five of Robert s most memorable patients Starting with the work that began within the walls of the therapy room, each chapter takes a peek into how the lives of the individual patients have progressed in the space and time beyond the sessions On so many levels, this book illustrates how the real effects of therapy transcend quantifiable in session measures, and have an immeasurably prof [...]

    It was years ago when I came across this book in a dusty corner of a local library Somehow neither nor Shelfari has the cover photo I hope it is not out of print as it s such a wonderful book For therapists who wonder what happened to their clients after the termination of treatment who does not , this book is a gem It tells stories of a retired psychiatrist psychologist sorry it was too long ago that i read it travelling throughout America, visiting patients who he last saw decades ago An intri [...]

    Incredible stories about therapy and life Interesting way to examine the question of whether therapy is really effective and to carefully consider what effective means Akeret is a great storyteller.

    LOVED this book What a premise a psychiatrist goes back and visits his most memorable patients, 20 years after treatment, to determine whether he did or did not assist them long term in changing their lives for the better.

    Awesome book super interesting and very well written Akeret clearly had a lot of fascinating characters to choose from, but chose them well, I thought Kind of a chicken soup for the psychoanalysts soul but but seemingly honest and uncontrived Definitely recommended.

    If you are looking for a self help book, forget it On the other hand, it gives an amazing insight into the mind of the psychotherapist and the client, as well as being a fascinating read A must A crying shame the book is so expensive Specially in the States

    Wow Some of these patients really are memorable Most amazing to me was Charles, the circus entertainer How incredible Because of my training, I couldn t help thinking of a homeopathic remedy for each of these interesting individuals.

    This was a really fascinating read about a psychotherapist in his 70s who reconnects with his most memorable clients.

    Very inciting book on psychoanalysis The language was easy, fluid, and smart The stories were captivating and varied Asked the reader to think and consider a number of topics.

    Well I have learned from Tales from a Traveling Couch, that our parents tend to screw us up royally

    I wished the patients biographies and comments hadn t been filtered by the shrink I wasn t sure he was a reliable narrator he had so much of his own self worth invested in the process.

    Really interesting look at what it means to help and be helped, and how that a short period of time can effect you down the road.

    interestingly in Akeret wanting to make clinical cases human in there approach to their subjects, he unwittingly turned his patients into characters.

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