Mummy at the Dining Room Table Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases

ISBN-10: 0787978043

ISBN-13: 9780787978044

Edition: 2003

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A wife pretends to hang herself in the basement so she can time how long it will be before her husband comes to rescue her. . . .a woman whose dead aunt was made into a mummy so the family could better grieve her passing and on occasion dine with her at family gatherings . . . a man wants his nose cut off to escape an annoying smell that haunts him . . . a teenage boy would only come to therapy if he could bring his pet snake These and other fascinating and revealing stories are told by some of the most famous therapists in the world. Collected in this extraordinary book, well known practitioners recount the most memorable case histories of their illustrious careers. Engaging and surprising stories of human behavior are dramatically and often humorously portrayed. Each chapter gives a behind-the-scenes look at how therapists work with clients whose problems and behaviors aren't found in standard psychology textbooks. The book also shows how these eminent therapists often cure these apparently intractable problems and learn something about themselves in the process.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
The Man Who Wanted His Nose Cut Off
The Mummy at the Dining Room Table
Buzzy Bee's Oral Fixation
An Oedipal Dilemma
The Urge to Eat from Garbage Cans
The Penis That Needed Permission from the Church
Therapy with a Gopher Snake and a Horned Lizard
Getting Rid of Old Junk
The Terminator Finds Himself on a Mental Ward
They Learned to Live with Ghosts
The Woman Who Should Have Been Depressed
The Woman Who Hated Everyone and Everything
The Medicine Man Who Never Had a Vision
The Woman Who Hanged Herself to Check Her Husband's Response Time
The Hip-Nose Doctor Finds the Michael Jackson Tickets
The Lawyer from Hell
Reconstructing the Jigsaw Puzzle of a Meter Man's Memory
An Emergency Hypnosis to Solve the Crime at the Burger Joint
Beauty and the Beast
The Lie That Hid in His Back
The Client Who Wanted His Therapist to Be Someone Else
The Bride Wore a Tuxedo, the Groom Wore a Gown
Recovering from Recovered Memories
Panic Disorder from Sewer Grates, Amusement Parks, and Sex with Ministers
The Eighty-Two-Year-Old Prostitute
Saved by a Ghost
He'll Always Be Black
"I Wouldn't Mind Being That Guy in the Mirror"
The Three-Year-Old Who Was an Alcoholic
Every Parent's Worst Nightmare
The Third Sexual Identity
The Bird Colonel Who Turned into an Elephant
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