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Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist

Mary Pipher’s groundbreaking investigation of America’s “girl-poisoning culture,” Reviving Ophelia, has sold nearly two million copies and established its author as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on family issues. In Letters to a Young Therapist, Dr. Pipher shares what she has learned in thirty years as a therapist, helping warring families, alienated adolescents, and harried professionals restore peace and beauty to their lives. Letters to a Young Therapist gives voice to her practice with an exhilarating mix of storytelling and sharp-eyed observation. And while her letters are addressed to an imagined young therapist, every one of us can take something away from them. Long before “positive psychology” became a buzzword, Dr. Pipher practiced a refreshingly inventive therapy — fiercely optimistic, free of dogma or psychobabble, and laced with generous warmth and practical common sense. But not until now has this gifted healer described her unique perspective on how therapy can help us revitalize our emotional landscape in an increasingly stressful world. Whether she’s recommending daily swims for a sluggish teenager, encouraging a timid husband to become bolder, or simply bearing witness to a bereaved parent’s sorrow, Dr. Pipher’s compassion and insight shine from every page of this thoughtful and engaging book.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Medical

On Sale: February 9th 2016

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 224

ISBN-13: 9780465098958

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Reader Reviews

Praise

"A wise and compassionate book."—Washington Post Book World
"In Letters, Pipher comes across as more of a tribal elder than clinician, an empathetic observer offering solid advice that just happens to be supported by decades of research and experience."—Florida Times-Union
"Pipher's book just might be one of the most soothing books you'll ever read."—The Plain Dealer
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