Tales of Transformation: A Life in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis - Salman Akhtar
One hundred (and one) tales to mark Salman Akhtar's one hundredth book!
Divided into eight informative parts - Dr Akhtar's journey to psychoanalysis; the lessons he learned from his teachers, supervisors, and mentors; the teachings from his peers and colleagues; the benefits of clinical work; the impact of cultural difference; insights gained from students, supervisees, and audiences; his experiences of writing, editing, and publishing; and advice for those about to take their first steps - each section is packed full of incredible advice lightly given in a series of engaging anecdotes.
Stories such as Streaking in New Jersey, Indian miniatures and Jackson Pollock, It's not the mother always!, 'The spider is a poem', A centipede and a giraffe, A good reason not to have sex?, An act of genuine empathy, On being Jewish and Catholic at the same time, Mrs Klein might disagree, and, of course, Cricket.
Each one a carefully crafted gem to keep you turning the page to the next. The perfect book for trainees, practicing clinicians, those considering psychoanalysis as a career path, anyone with an interest in the subject, and all who enjoy reading the recollections of a witty raconteur.
Publisher: Phoenix Publishing House
Published: November 2021
Dimensions: 17.78 x 1.78 x 25.15 cm