In this book—written for clinicians, as well as for the curious general reader—Dr. Henry Kellerman examines psychological symptoms such as obsessions, compulsions, and phobias by using a symptom code to unravel and then cure the symptom.
The unfortunate fact is that psychotherapists have never really had a map or an instruction manual that they could follow so that any symptom could be unlocked and cured. Even though psychotherapists know a great deal about the processes of psychotherapeutic treatment, nowhere is there any spelled-out technique that they could systematically use to penetrate the symptom and cure it.
This book is more than a technical treatise. It considers 10 fascinating cases to show how Dr. Kellerman’s methods have worked for more than a half-century of private practice. A majority among those profiled do not require medication, some do. In addition to discussing the cure, Kellerman employs a way to struggle more effectively, with the objective of learning how to utilize the symptom code.
This book is available as an audiobook here.
“To read this accessible, insightful, and hopeful book is to have a seasoned and compassionate therapist at your side.”—Jeanne Safer, Ph.D., author of The Normal One: Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling