Irvin Yalom

Psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom, MD has been a major figure in the field of psychotherapy since he first wrote The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy in 1970 (now in it's 5th edition). Other significant contributions have included Existential Psychotherapy, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, and NY Times Bestseller Loves Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. He has written three novels on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, and The Schopenhauer Cure, and released his latest work, Staring at the Sun, on death anxiety in January 2008. His works, translated into over 20 languages, have been widely read by therapists and non-therapists alike.