Confiding: A Psychotherapist and Her Patients Search for Stories to Live by

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HarperCollins, 1994 - Medical - 304 pages
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In Confiding Susan Baur relates her lively, unconventional approach to therapy and expounds on an urgent theme introduced in The Dinosaur Man: how the stories we believe about ourselves shape our lives. She discusses how these stories provide us with our identities and influence our future, and how the stories people tell their therapists have a profound effect on their treatment. It is her belief that an individual's road to health lies in working out a new story with a therapist willing to leave the beaten track in search of an imaginative alternative. Baur alternates heartrending incidents derived from examinations of fascinating new theories with her own experiences as a therapist to reveal surprising new things about the human condition. She provides an exploration of the valiant ways the mentally ill strive to make sense of their lives and sheds new light not only on the state of contemporary mental health care, but on the psyches of all of us struggling with the dilemmas of the modern world.

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Therapist Baur (The Dinosaur Man, LJ 6/ 15/91) continues her accounts of how she and her patients are often able to connect by finding common threads in the stories they share with each other. Baur is ... Read full review

Contents

Riding the Glass Roller Coaster
1
Narrative Truth and Historical Truth
22
The Last Happy Time
29
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Susan Baur received her Master's degree from Harvard University and is a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Boston College.

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