Have you ever wondered how psychotherapy actually works? Have you ever been curious about what atherapists thoughts are while she is sitting with a patient? Do therapists feel emotions during session? Whatare they really thinking? How do therapists choose what personal information to share with their patients,and how might they time disclosure? How does a therapist respond upon receiving a gift from a patient?What aspects of the relationship need to be considered before a therapist accepts or declines a gift?In the Therapists Chair addresses these complex questions and many more. Creatively written andingeniously told, each chapter provides the reader with exclusive examples of the therapeutic process asit happens, while skillfully teaching the art of psychotherapy. The volume clearly illuminates specifictechniques of psychotherapy as it is lived and experienced in the treatment setting. Compelling andeven humorous at times, In the Therapists Chair will appeal to the clinician, those in therapy andpeople interested in therapy alike.ReviewIn the Therapists Chair the reader learns about the special attractions and concerns ofDr. Simons patients as they learn how to question their existence and understand whatis important to them. These stories are both haunting, and rich in human emotion. Abook as comprehensive as this one is a welcome addition to any library. I will use this asa teaching tool and I hope you will too.Elliott Storch, LCSW, DCSWA profoundly honest, nuanced exploration of the world created between therapist andpatient. A seamless blend of philosophy, technique, and quirky narrative.Sarah Mitchell, Psy.D.