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'Fires in the Dark' traces the tangled roots of psychotherapy

Book cover photo provided by author.
Book cover photo provided by author.

Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison broke barriers when she wrote three decades ago about her own experience with manic-depressive illness. After many other books, Jamison has now published what she calls a “lovesong” to psychotherapy--how it developed, and why it works, when it works.

Links: Kay Redfield Jamison, Balm in Gilead,a lectureby Prof. Jamison, Fires in the Dark

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