The Good Psychologist

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The Good Psychologist

By Noam Shpancer; William Dufris (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400119271

Publication Date: August 17, 2010

Description
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 listener 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.


About the Author
Noam Shpancer received his Ph.D. at Purdue University and is currently a professor of psychology at Otterbein College and a licensed practicing clinical psychologist.

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century.


Praise For The Good Psychologist

"Intelligent and (dare one say?) deeply psychologized fiction.... Shpancer strikes a beautiful balance between the analytical and the personal, the tormented subjectivity of the patient and the arduous objectivity of the psychologist." ---Kirkus Starred Review