This assignment is based on The Gift of Therapy by Irvin D. Yalom, MD
Imagine you are practicing in the orientation and style of Dr Yalom. Using the information presented in “The Gift of Therapy”, interview a friend, relative or acquaintance. Due to issues of confidentiality, do not use a real client for this assignment unless you have a signed consent from
that client and disguise all identifying information.
Be creative with your interview. Some areas that you might present are:
Here and how orientation to the interview
Therapist self disclosure during the interview
Providing feedback to the person you are interviewing
• Being authentic with this person during your interview
Helping the person you are interviewing to express their deeper emotions, fears and anxieties
This video is based on the book.