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The list of books available on PEP Web is sorted alphabetically, with the exception of Freud’s Collected Works, Glossaries, and Dictionaries. You can find this list in the Books Section.

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Stemp, S. (1999). A Review of The Therapist as a Person: Life Crises, Life Choices, Life Experiences, and their Effects on Treatment: Barbara Gerson. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 1996. xxiii + 302 pp.. Contemp. Psychoanal., 35(3):532-536.

(1999). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 35(3):532-536

Protection and Surrender

A Review of The Therapist as a Person: Life Crises, Life Choices, Life Experiences, and their Effects on Treatment: Barbara Gerson. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 1996. xxiii + 302 pp.

Review by:
Sarah Stemp, Ph.D.

THIS IS A COURAGEOUS and courage-inspiring book. It addresses the question of how we as therapists deal with the impact upon patients of our own crises and of particular aspects of our own selves and lives. Each author struggles to see with open eyes how her or his shifting states of being and unique individuality are experienced by patients, and each tries to take responsibility and not hide from the power of this influence.

But the book is not just another set of articles that yet again affirm the impact of the therapist's subjectivity.

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