Irvin Yalom

Articles, Interviews and Videos from and about Irvin Yalom. Learn from a true master in the field of psychotherapy. Plus signed copies of Yalom books.

Irvin Yalom: Live Case Consultation
by Irvin Yalom
Yalom provides consultation to therapists on individual and group therapy cases. See how he translates his existential and interpersonal approach into action in this highly acclaimed video.
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The Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD
by Irvin Yalom
Dr. Yalom discusses the central themes of his life's work as a psychotherapist and writer.
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Confronting Death and Other Existential Issues in Psychotherapy
by Irvin Yalom
Here’s a chance to have a front row seat as Dr. Irvin Yalom talks to a packed room of therapists about a topic rarely discussed in our field: death. Sharing ideas from his most recent book, Staring at the Sun Yalom shows us how to confront death in order to invigorate and enhance our own lives and the lives of our patients.
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Understanding Group Psychotherapy: 3-Video Set
These are the definitive training videos by the leading authority on group therapy.  Watch Irvin Yalom skillfully lead outpatient and inpatient therapy groups, and explain what he is doing and why.
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Group Therapy: A Live Demonstration
by Molyn Leszcz, Irvin Yalom
In this remarkable demonstration you will witness group therapy and Irvin Yalom’s novel The Schopenhauer Cure come alive simultaneously in two unscripted group psychotherapy sessions. The result is a training video that is destined to become a classic for students of group therapy and Yalom fans alike.
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Irvin Yalom on Psychotherapy and Writing
by Irvin Yalom
We’re thrilled to present this in-depth interview with Irvin Yalom, a true master whose influence commands large audiences in both the psychotherapy and literature fields. Here, he offers insight into his evolution as a clinician and writer, along with the guiding principles of his half-century of groundbreaking therapeutic work.
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Volume I: Outpatient Group Therapy
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Looking Out the Patient's Window Redux: Self-disclosure and Genuineness
by Irvin Yalom
Yalom is confronted to live up to his ideals of therapist self-disclosure and authenticity. Excerpted from the recently updated version of The Gift of Therapy. Signed copy of book available.


Irvin Yalom on Existential Psychotherapy and Death Anxiety
Irvin Yalom reflects on instrumental moments in his career as a psychotherapist and writer. This excerpt from his biography, Psychotherapy and the Human Condition, begins with him recalling his first case presentation in medical school.
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In Search of Self: My Therapy with Rogers, Satir, Bugental, Polster, Yalom, & Maslow
by Deb Hammond
A psychotherapy student assembles her dream team for guidance toward self-actualization.
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Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death
by Irvin Yalom
In this exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Irvin Yalom delves into the ultimate existential concern, and how therapists can help clients in facing death anxiety. Signed copy of book available.
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The Gift of Therapy
by Irvin Yalom
Existential psychotherapist Irv Yalom offers insights into the therapist's role as an obstacle remover and fellow traveler. Excerpted from his book The Gift of Therapy. Signed copy of book available.


Letting the Patient Matter: Some Thoughts on Irvin Yalom's View of the Therapeutic Relationship
by Barbara Jamison
Jamison reviews highlights of Yalom's new book, The Gift of Therapy. focusing on his willingness to engage fully and reveal himself in the therapeutic relationship. Signed copy of book available.


The Schopenhauer Cure
by Irvin Yalom
An excerpted introduction to psychiatrist Irv Yalom's new novel about the challenging reunion between a therapist and his long-ago patient, who is now a philosophical counselor. Signed copy of book available.


The Spinoza Problem: An Excerpt
by Irvin Yalom
By imagining the unexpected intersection of Jewish philosopher Spinoza’s life with that of powerful Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg, bestselling novelist Irvin Yalom explores the mindsets of two men separated by 300 years. Psychotherapy.net is pleased to publish this exclusive excerpt, as well as offer signed copies of this book. Signed copy of book available.


Creatures of a Day
by Irvin Yalom
Read a story, "The Crooked Cure," excerpted from Irvin Yalom's new book, Creatures of a Day, about a peculiar client with writer's block. Signed copy of book available.