Monday, September 23, 2019

Three of the best novels depicting therapists & therapy

Bijal Shah is a poet, book therapist, and author of The Happiness Mindset.

At the Guardian she tagged three of the best depictions of therapists and therapy in fiction, including:
[T]ry Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides, about New York psychiatrist Susan Lowenstein’s attempt to untangle the dysfunctional family secrets of her suicidal patient, Savannah. Lowenstein persuades Savannah’s twin brother into therapy hoping he might offer much-needed insight. She soon discovers the twins’ deeply disturbing past, realising the significant task ahead of her, only to fall for her brother – her own turbulent past is not so different. Eloquently written, it’s harrowing and testing for any therapist.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Elisabeth Noreb├Ąck's list of seven thrillers featuring therapists.

--Marshal Zeringue