The Good Psychologist

The Good Psychologist

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
After he takes on an exotic-dancer client whose anxiety is keeping her from the stage, a pshychologist finds himself becoming too deeply involved, jeopardizing his relationship with the mother of his child and blurring the lines between personal and professional, help and harm. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

"Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut."—Jonathan Kellerman

Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client—an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a solitary professional who also teaches a lively night class, helps the client confront her fears. But as treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets begin to radiate onto his life, upsetting the precarious balance in his unresolved relationship with Nina, a married former colleague with whom he has a child—a child he has never met. As the shell of his detachment begins to crack, he suddenly finds himself too deeply involved, the boundary lines between professional and personal, between help and harm, blurring dangerously.

With its wonderfully distinctive narrative voice, rich with humor and humanity, The Good Psychologist leads the reader on a journey into the heart of the therapy process and beyond, examining some of the fundamental questions of the soul: to move or be still; to defy or obey; to let go or hold on.



Blackwell Publishing
"Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit. More important, his literary gifts are profound. Beautiful language, an evocative sense of place, and an acute understanding of the human condition have combined to produce a deeply moving, compelling novel. The Good Psychologist is an astonishing debut."ùJonathan Kellerman

"This extraordinarily compelling novel combines the intensity of a thriller with the lucidity and depth of a master class. Shpancer, like all the best writers (and clinicians), doesn't just reveal the complexities of our nature but honors and preserves the mystery at their core. Page by page, The Good Psychologist is brilliantly suspenseful; long after time is up, you'll continue to hear his voice in your head, elegant, knowing, and surpassingly humane."ùRobert Cohen, author of Amateur Barbarians and Inspired Sleep

"The Good Psychologist is that rare surpriseùa new book by an author I've never heard of that is exactly what I've been waiting to read. Noam Shpancer gets it all right in this breathtaking novel. The narrative is compelling. The voice not only is fresh, it's also haunting, disarming, and wry. The always-treacherous literary journey into the heart of psychotherapyùand into the damaged soul of a therapistùis portrayed with the humility and wisdom of a practiced clinician, and shaped with evocative power and tantalizing patience by a writer who should not yet be this skilled. Don't miss it."ùStephen White, author of The Siege and Dry Ice

Sometimes The Deepest Secrets Are Where You Least Expect To Find Them.

Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new clientùan exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a solitary professional who also teaches a lively night class, helps the client confront her fears. But as treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets begin to radiate onto his life, upsetting the precarious balance in his unresolved relationship with Nina, a married former colleague with whom he has a childùa child he has never met. As the shell of his detachment begins to crack, he suddenly finds himself too deeply involved, the boundary lines between professional and personal, between help and harm, blurring dangerously.

With its wonderfully distinctive narrative voice, rich with humor and humanity, The Good Psychologist leads the reader on a journey into the heart of the therapy process and beyond, examining some of the fundamental questions of the soul: to move or be still; to defy or obey; to let go or hold on.

Baker
& Taylor

After he takes on an exotic-dancer client whose anxiety is keeping her from the stage, a psychologist finds himself becoming too deeply involved, jeopardizing his relationship with the mother of his child.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780805092592
Branch Call Number: FIC SHP
Characteristics: 238 p. ;,22 cm.

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Jun 23, 2011

I need CD on the good psychologist.
and video if it is posible.

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