Notes on and Off the Couch

Book - 2011
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"An average day in the life of a psychologist is a frenetic one. A 9 a.m. appointment to help a woman manage a husband who won't take out the garbage (at least with pants on) quickly shifts to a session with a convicted rapist at 10 a.m. After talking with a child about his fears of school an hour later, the psychologist then meets with a therapist to deal with his own fears, followed by lunch with his socially-phobic colleague who's already had four martinis by 1 p.m. All this, and it's only Monday. Is it any wonder, then, that therapists are often depressed, anxious, and prone to panic attacks? Or that they take antipsychotics, self-medicate with booze, and struggle in their own relationships? Crazy is the story of how one mental health professional deals with his own personal problems and those of the people he treats. Part expos ̌and part memoir, it reveals what therapists really think about their profession, their colleagues, their patients, and their own lives. "--
Published: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780762764839
Branch Call Number: 616.8914 DOB
Characteristics: xxii, 201 p. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 03, 2012

Oh to have Dr Rob's own shrink's case notes!!

bookfiend5 Aug 18, 2011

This book is so funny, original, insightful, and awe-inspring. I am a better person for having read this book.

penpencil22 Jun 23, 2011

An avid reader of his blog,, I've been looking forward to this book for quite some time. It was definitely worth the wait! Witty and insightful, easily one of my favorite "therapy books."


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