- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Flatiron Books (April 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250052653
- ISBN-13: 978-1250052650
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #664,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist Hardcover – April 7, 2015
“The Skeleton Cupboard is an engaging and compelling account of the training years of a clinical psychologist, Tanya Byron. In beautiful language, Byron tells the stories of several challenging patients, including a violent man, a severely anorexic girl, and a man dying of AIDS. She reveals her own concerns and struggles as she narrates others' stories, and focuses on these in her supervisory sessions with her brilliant yet difficult supervisor. She shows psychology at its best, really connecting with and helping its patients, while remaining mindful of the limitations that therapists necessarily have. In narrating these stories, Byron gives a window into the mind of her patients as well as her own mind. We come to understand, to sympathize, and to care.” ―Elyn R. Saks, Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California and author of The Center Cannot Hold
“Moving and thought-provoking” ―The Sunday Times (UK)
“Tanya Byron is a formidable writer. Her powerful stories from the front lines of clinical psychology will stay with me forever.” ―Dr Brian Goldman, Emergency Physician and author of The Secret Language of Doctors
About the Author
TANYA BYRON, a professor in the Public Understanding of Science in the UK, is a British clinical psychologist, writer, media personality, and a frequent public speaker who has presented many critically-acclaimed British television and radio programs. She writes a weekly column for The Times (UK) and a monthly column for Good Housekeeping (UK). She is an advisor on international policy focusing on young people, mental health, and education. The international bestseller, The Skeleton Cupboard, is her fifth book.