Whole Therapist, Whole Patient:
Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy
by Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Foreword by Judith Pearson, Director, The International Masterson Institute!
Dr. Patricia Frisch’s book is a must-read guidebook for psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health and medical professionals. Anyone interested in psychology, personality or character types, verbal analysis, and somatic approaches will enjoy her lively discussion. It includes an easy-to-read, step-by-step methodology for treating the whole patient while supporting the whole therapist. The reader is introduced to Wilhelm Reich, the father of somatic psychology and character analysis, James Masterson M.D. and Carl Jung. Dr. Frisch’s innovative method integrates these theoreticians for the first time, creating a clear typology of character types that can be utilized as a handy guide to understanding yourself and your patients.
Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is filled with tools and techniques for therapists, instructions on dream analysis, case management, working with difficult patients and much more. Dr. Frisch’s guidance includes instructions from the first phone call to termination and is an excellent choice for beginning therapists as well as mature clinicians who want to improve their game. Dr. Frisch has a unique approach that captures the essence of the patient in the first sessions. She teaches her direct style of intervention that encapsulates dynamics in a forthright way allowing patients to grasp the essence of their problematic style. Therapy gets off to a dynamic start rather than meandering down the tired trail of storytelling.
Foreword by Judith Pearson, Director, The International Masterson Institute
I am honored to write a foreword to what I, to my great pleasure, discovered to be a remarkable and aptly titled book. As I delved into Whole Therapist-Whole Patient, I knew I had encountered an eminently sane, organized and thoughtful primer on the proper approach to the practice of psychotherapy. At the same time I also realized that a book of this breadth and depth could only have been written by a seasoned therapist who was herself an intelligent, compassionate and fully integrated human being.
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Upon publication, you can request the book at Barnes and Noble then purchase it on their website Barnesandnoble.com.
Bay Area residents! Dr. Frisch will be hosting a live book signing event at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA on February 24, 2017 at 1:00pm. You can purchase your copy and meet Dr. Frisch. More details to follow!