Irvin D. Yalom in conversation with Barry Hughes
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy
The newest from eminent psychotherapist and leading author of late-20th century writing on psychotherapy, Irvin D. Yalom, is an absorbing collection of ten tales of psychotherapy that uncover the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart not only of the therapeutic encounter but of life itself. Yalom grapples with two of the biggest challenges everyone faces: how to live a life worth living, and how to deal with its inevitable end.
Never maudlin or cheap, Yalom's writing is funny, earthy, and often shocking, an act of radical honesty about the facts and ultimate destiny of human life that most of us spend too much time trying to avoid recognizing.
Irvin D. Yalom is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Love's Executioner, Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy, and When Nietzsche Wept.
Barry Hughes is a clinical psychologist who has practiced as a psychotherapist and clinical administrator for the last thirty years. Most of his career was spent in the Southwest, where he was in private practice, then directed the clinical services for Southwest Counseling Center, a community mental health center. He is currently the Clinical Administrative Director for the inpatient Psychiatric Health Facility at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California. He serves on the Board of Directors for JW House, a healthcare hospitality house also located in Santa Clara.
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