Contributed by Irvin Yalom

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Death and a Lifelong Love

Bracing for a Future without Marilyn

A psychotherapy icon grapples with the imminent death of his wife as she moves from palliative care to hospice care. Read more

Irvin Yalom on the Possibilities of Aging

The Rewards and Challenges of Being an Older Therapist

As each of us grows older, we can try to embrace the full possibilities of aging, even alongside its challenges. That’s a genuine gift for our clients as... Read more

Symposium Highlight May 9, 2018

On Idealization

Highlights from Symposium 2018

A highlight of this year’s Symposium was iconic therapist Irvin Yalom receiving the Networker Lifetime Achievement Award. In this excerpt from his recent... Read more

Narrowing the Gap

Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room

Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality. Read more

The Many Faces Of Wisdom

Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with... Read more

Case Study May 1, 2006

Phone Sex and the Rabbi

Discovering the normal in the deviant

Naturally, I was concerned that [Isaac Kramer] was being exploited, and I often tried to bring him back to reality. I'd say: "Kramer, even if [Sherry] cares... Read more

Tarnished Crown

Discovering momma and the meaning of life

Therapists who can surf the transference and countertransference of chronic disappointment by being mindful of their own inner states can find creative... Read more

Irvin Yalom

Irvin Yalom, PhD, is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and the author many books, including Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir.