Good Psychologist (Paperback)

By Noam Shpancer

Abacus Software, 9780349123240

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

August 2010 Indie Next List

“This is a quiet, lovely, luminous book, a gentle treasure. The psychologist is treating a stripper afraid to strip, teaching a class where the brightest student is also the most disturbed, and trying to reconcile the needs in his private life. He has loved but perhaps not wisely. His paramour, a fellow psychologist, is married. They have a child the psychologist has never met. As he engages his students and listens to the secrets of the anxiety ridden stripper, he begins to face the hollowness in his own life.”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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Description

A psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client--an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. As treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets radiate onto his life, and he finds himself too deeply involved, the boundary lines between professional and personal and help and harm blurring dangerously.


About the Author

Noam Shpancer was born and raised on an Israeli kibbutz. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. Currently, he is professor of psychology at Otterbein College and a licensed practicing clinical psychologist. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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