Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Arts, 1952
Boston University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, 1956
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Internship, 1957
Phipps Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency, 1960

 

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LICENSE CERTIFICATION
Licensed to practice medicine in Hawaii and California (G6165)
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified Psychiatry, 1964

 

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HONORS
Prix Des Lecteurs for The Spinoza Problem (French Translation) - 2014
Oscar Pfister Award for contributions to Religion and Psychiatry
The American Psychiatric Association - 2002
Commonwealth Club Gold Medal Award for fiction

Best Novel of 1992 - awarded Sept, 1993
Fellowship Award
Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, 1988
Fellowship Award
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California, 1977
Foundation's Fund Award for research in psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association, 1976
Edward Strecker Award
For significant contribution to the field of psychiatry patient care, 1974, presented by the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
Phi Beta Kappa
1952

 

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1994-present
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine
1984-1994
Consultant Inpatient and Outpatient Units
Stanford University Medical Center
1981-1984
Medical Director
Stanford University Hospital Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
1977-1978
Fellow
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California
1973-1994
Professor of Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine
1968-1973
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, with tenure
Stanford University School of Medicine
1973-1988
Assistant Director
Adult Psychiatry Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine
1963-1968
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine
1962-1963
Instructor in Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine
1960-1962
Captain
U.S. Army Tripler General Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii
1959-1960
Consultant
The Patuxent Institution, Jessup, Maryland
1957-1960
Psychiatric Residency
Henry Phipps Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
1956-1957
Rotating Internship
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

 

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Yalom, I.D., The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 1970.

Lieberman, M.A., Yalom, I.D., Miles, M.B., Encounter Groups: First Facts. New York: Basic Books, 1973.

Yalom, I.D., Elkins, Ginny, Everyday Gets a Little Closer. New York: Basic Books, 1974.

Yalom, I.D., The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. New York: Second edition, Basic Books, 1975.

Yalom, I.D., Existential Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 1980.

Yalom, I.D., Inpatient Group Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 1983.

Yalom, I.D., The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Third Edition. New York: Basic Books, 1985.

Yalom, I.D., Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 1989. Paperback Harper Collins, 1990.

Yalom, I.D., Vinogradov, S., Concise Guide to Group Psychotherapy. American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington, D.C., 1989.

Yalom, I.D., When Nietzsche Wept. New York: Basic Books/Harper, 1991. Paperback: arper Collins, 1992 (Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal for best fiction of 1993.

Yalom, I.D., The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Fourth Edition, 1995. New York: Basic Books.

Yalom, I.D., Lying on the Couch, Basic Books, 1996, New York.

Yalom, I.D., The Yalom Reader, Basic Books, 1998, New York.

Yalom, I.D., Momma and the Meaning of Life, Basic Books, 1999, New York.

Yalom, I.D., The Gift of Therapy, HarperCollins Publishers, 2002, New York.

Yalom, I.D., The Schopenhauer Cure, HarperCollins Publishers, 2005, New York.

Yalom, I.D., The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition, Basic Books, May, 2005, New York.

Yalom, I.D., Staring at the Sun, Jossey-Bass/Wiley, New York 2008.

Yalom, I.D., Robert Berger, I'm Calling the Police, Published in Greece, Turkey, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Holland, France, Hungary and United States (ebook only) 2009

Yalom, I.D., The Spinoza Problem, Basic Books, 2012, New York

Yalom, I.D., Creatures of a Day, Basic Books, 2015, New York

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Understanding Group therapy. Three Volume, Five Tape Video Series (Volume One—outpatient groups; Volume Two—inpatient groups; Volume Three—interview). Brooks Cole Publishing Pacific Grove, Ca. Distributed by Victor Yalom through Psychotherapy.net.

The Gift of Therapy, an Interview with Irvin Yalom, M.D. © 2002, Psychotherapist Resources. Distributed by Victor Yalom through Psychotherapy.net

Irvin Yalom: Live Case Consultation
© 2005, Psychotherapist Resources. Distributed by Victor Yalom through Psychotherapy.net.
 

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“Encounter Groups and Psychiatry,” Report of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Recent Developments in the Use of Small Groups, Chairman, Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Association, April, 1970.

“Existential Factors in Group Therapy,” Strecker Monograph Series, No. XI, 1974.

 

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EDITED WORKS

Yalom, I.D., (Ed) “Group Psychotherapy” in American Psychiatric Association Annual Review, Vol 5. American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington, D.C., 1986.

Yalom, I. General Editor for Jossy Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique. Thirteen volumes: 1996 - 1998.

Treating the Elderly (J. Sheikh, ed.)

Treating Alcoholism (S. Brown, ed.)

Treating Schizophrenia (S. Vinogradov, ed.)

Treating Women Molested in Childhood (C. Classen, ed.)

Treating Depression (I. Glick, ed.)

Treating Eating Disorders (J. Werne, ed.)

Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (J. Spira, ed.)

Treating Couples (H. Kessler, ed.)

Treating Adolescents (H. Steiner, ed.)

Treating Anxiety Disorders (T. Roth, ed.)

Treating Difficult Personality Disorders (M. Rosenbluth, ed.)

Treating Sexual Disorders (R, Charlton, ed.)

Treating Psychological Consequences HIV (Michael F. O'Connor, ed.)

 

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ARTICLES, CHAPTERS

  1. Yalom, I. “Lysergic acid diethylamide,” Maryland State Medical Journal, 8:14-17, 1959.
  2. Yalom, I. “Aggression and forbiddenness in voyeurism,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 3:305-319, 1960.
  3. Yalom, I. “Organic brain diseases of senility,” Maryland State Medical Journal, December, 1960.
  4. Yalom, I. “Group therapy of Incarcerated Sexual Deviants,” Journal of Nerve and Mental Disorders, 132:158-170, 1961.
  5. Jackson, D. and Yalom, I. “Family homeostasis and patient changes,” Current Psychiatric Therapies, IV:155-165, 1964.
  6. Yalom, I. “Planter warts: a case study,” Journal of Nerve and Mental Disorders, 1964.
  7. Yalom, I. “Observation on mourning,” The New Physician, 13:80-81, 1964.
  8. Yalom, I. and Moos, R. “The use of small interactional groups in the teaching of psychiatry,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 15:242-250, 1965.
  9. Jackson, D. and Yalom, I. “Conjoint family therapy as an aid to intensive psychotherapy,” in Burton, A. (Ed.) Modern Psychotherapeutic Practice, Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books, Inc., pp. 81-99, 1965.
  10. Yalom, I. “Problems of neophyte group therapists,” International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 7:52-59, 1966.
  11. Yalom, I. “A study of group therapy dropouts,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 14:393-414, 1966.
  12. Yalom, I. and Handlon, J. “The use of multiple therapists in the teaching of psychiatric residents,” Journal of Nerve and Mental Disorders, 141:684-692, 1966.
  13. Moos, R. and Yalom, I. “Medical students attitudes toward psychiatry and psychiatrists,” Mental Hygiene, 50:246-256, 1966.
  14. Yalom, I. and Rand, K. “Compatibility and cohesiveness in therapy groups,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 15:267-275, 1966.
  15. Jackson, D. and Yalom, I. “Family research on the problem of ulcerative colitis,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 15:410-418, 1966.
  16. Yalom, I. “Some aspects of symptom removal,” Short Circuit, 1, 1966.
  17. Yalom, I., Houts, P., Zimerberg, S., and Rand, K. “Prediction in improvement in group therapy: an exploratory study,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 17:159-169, 1967.
  18. Yalom, I., Houts, P., Newell, G., and Rand, K. “Preparation of patients for group therapy: a controlled study,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 17:416-427, 1967.
  19. Hamburg, D., Moos, R., and Yalom, I. “Studies of premenstrual and postpartum distress,” in Michael, R. (Ed.) Endocrinology and Human Behavior, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 94-116, 1968.
  20. Yalom, I., Lunde, D., Moos, R., and Hamburg, D. “Postpartum blues syndrome: a description and related variables,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 18:16-27, 1968.
  21. Yalom, I. and Terrazas, F. “Group therapy for psychotic elderly patients,” American Journal of Nursing, August 1968, 1960-1964.
  22. Ebersole, G., Leiderman, P., and Yalom, I. “Training the non-professional group therapist: a controlled study,” Journal of Nervous Mental Disorders, 149:294-302, 1969.
  23. Moos, R., Kopell, B., Melges, F., Yalom, I., Lunde, D., Clayton, R., and Hamburg, D. “Fluctuations in symptoms and moods during the menstrual cycle,” Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 13:37-44, 1969.
  24. Sklar, A., Yalom, I., Zimerberg, S., and Newell, G. “Time-extended group therapy: a controlled study,” Comparative Group Studies, November 1970, 373-386.
  25. Lieberman, M., Yalom, I., and Miles, M. “The group experience project: a comparison of ten encounter technologies,” in L. Blank, M. Gottsegen, G. Gottsegen (Eds.) Encounter, New York: The MacMillan Company, 1971.
  26. Yalom, I. and Yalom, M., Hemingway: “A Psychiatric View,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 24:485-494, 1971.
  27. Yalom, I. “A study of encounter group casualties,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 25:16-30, 1971.
  28. Leiberman, M., Yalom, I., and Miles, M. “Impact on participants,” New Perspectives on Encounter Groups, Solomon and Berzon, Jossey-Bass, Inc., pp. 119-170, 1972.
  29. Yalom, I., and Moffat, S. “Instant intimacy,” Encyclopedia Britannica, pp. 408-423, Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future, 1972, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
  30. Lieberman, M., Yalom, I., and Miles, M. “The impact of encounter groups on participants: some preliminary findings,” The Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, 8:1, 1972.
  31. Costell, Ronald, M., and Yalom, I. “The institutional treatment of sex offenders,” in Resnik and Wolfgang (Eds.) Treatment of the Sexual Offender, New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1972.
  32. Yalom, I. “The future of group therapy,” in Hamburg and Brodie (Eds.) The American Handbook of Psychiatry, Vol 6, New York: Basic Books, 1973.
  33. Yalom, I., Green, R., and Fisk, N. “Intrauterine female hormone exposure and psychosexual development in human males,” Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol 28, 1973.
  34. Yalom, I. “Freud, group psychology and group psychotherapy,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Vol XXIV, No. 1, January 1974.
  35. Yalom, I. “Group therapy and alcoholism,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 233:85-103, 1974.
  36. Yalom, I., Brown, S., and Bloch, S. “The written summary as a group psychotherapy technique,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 32:605-613, 1975.
  37. Yalom, I. “Using the here-and-now in group therapy,” Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Group Therapy Department, Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health, May 1976.
  38. Bloch, S., Bond, G., Qualls, B., Yalom, I., and Zimmerman, E. “Patients expectations of therapeutic improvement and their outcomes,” American Journal of Psychiatry, 133:12, December 1976, pp. 1457-1460.
  39. Yalom, I., Bond, G., Bloch, S., Zimmerman, E., and Friedmand, L. “The impact of a weekend group experience on individual therapy,” Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol 34, April 1977, pp. 399-415.
  40. Yalom, I. “Existential factors in group psychotherapy,” in O. L. McCabe (Ed.) Changing Human Behavior: Current Therapies and Future Directions, Grune & Stratton, September 1977.
  41. Bloch, S., Bond, G., Qualls, B., Yalom, I., and Zimmerman, E. “The evaluation of outcome in psychotherapy by independent judges: a new approach,” British Journal of Psychiatry, 131:410-414, 1977.
  42. Yalom, I., and Greaves, C. “Group therapy with the terminally ill,” American Journal of Psychiatry, 134:4, April 1977, pp. 396-400.
  43. Brown, S., and Yalom, I. “Interactional group therapy with alcoholics,” Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 38:3, March 1977, pp. 426-456.
  44. Spiegel, D., and Yalom, I. “A support group for dying patients,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 28:2, April 1978.
  45. Yalom, I., Bloch, S., Bond, G., Zimmerman, E., and Qualls, B. “Alcoholics in interactional group therapy: an outcome study,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 35:419-425, April 1978.
  46. Bond, G., Bloch, S., Yalom, I., Zimmerman, E., and Qualls, B. “The evaluation of a ‘Target problem’ approach to outcome measurement,” Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice, 16:1, Spring 1979.
  47. Spiegel, D., Bloom, J., and Yalom, I. “Group support for metastatic cancer patients: a randomized prospective outcome study,” Archives of General Psychiatry, 38:527-534, May 1981.
  48. Finkelstein, P., Wenegrat, B., and Yalom, I. “Large group awareness training,” in Annual Review of Psychology, 33:515-539, 1982.
  49. May, R., and Yalom, I. “Existential psychotherapy,” in R. Corsini (Ed.),” Current Psychotherapies, Third edition, 1985.
  50. Leszcz, M., Yalom, I., and Norden, M. “The value of inpatient group psychotherapy and therapeutic process: patients perceptions,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Vol 35, July 1985.
  51. Yalom, I. “Interpersonal learning,” in American Psychiatric Association Annual Review: Vol V American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1986.
  52. Yalom, I.D., and Vinogradov, S. “Bereavement groups: techniques and themes,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 38:4, October 1988.
  53. Yalom, I., and Vinogradov, S. “Self-disclosure in group therapy,” Self-disclosure in the Therapeutic Relationship ed. by G. Stricker and M. Fisher, Plenum Press, N.Y. 1990.
  54. Yalom, I.D., and Yalom, V. “Brief Interactional group psychotherapy,” Annals of Psychiatry, 1990.
  55. Yalom, I.D., and Matano, R. “Chemical dependency and interactional group therapy: a synthesis,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, July 1991 p269-295.
  56. Yalom, I.D., and Lieberman, M. “Bereavement and heightened existential awareness,” Psychiatry 1992.
  57. Lieberman, M., and Yalom, I.D. “Brief psychotherapy for the spousally bereaved: A Controlled Study,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, vol 42, Jan 1992.
  58. Luby, J., and Yalom, I.D. “Group therapy of depressive disorders,” E.S. Paykel (Ed.) Handbook of Affective Disorders:2E, Guilford Press, Churchill-Livingstone, June, 1992.
  59. Yalom, I., and Vinogradov, S. “Group therapy,” in Textbook of Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press, (Hales, Yudofsky, and Talbot, eds) Wash D.C. 2nd ed. 1994.
  60. Rogers, C., A Way of Being, Houghton Mifflin (1995), Introduction by Irvin D. Yalom.
  61. Yalom, I., and Vinogradov, S. “Group therapy,” in Synopsis of Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press, Wash. D.C. 1996 page 1063-1097.
  62. Rabinowitz, .I, Inside Therapy, St. Martins Press (1998), Introduction by Irvin D. Yalom.
  63. Breuer, J. and Freud, S., Studies in Hysteria, Basic Books (2000), Introduction by Irvin D. Yalom.