Books I’ve read and rather liked. At the moment this list is basically books about psychotherapy, but watch this space for (further) updates.
At least three of these titles ought to be required reading for any therapist or therapist-in-training.
“A Most Dangerous Method“ by John Kerr
“A Secure Base” by John Bowlby
“Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship“ by Michael Kahn
“Beyond Counter-Transference: The Therapist’s Subjectivity In The Therapeutic Process“ by Joseph Natterson
“Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy” by Philippa Perry
“Cult Fictions: C. G. Jung & The Founding Of Analytic Psychology“ by Sonu Shamdasani
“Every Day Gets A Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy“ by Irwin D. Yalom & Ginny Elkin
“Football Delirium“ by Chris Oakley
“Home Is Where We Start From: Essays by A Psychoanalyst” by D. W. Winnicott
“Human Nature“ by D. W. Winnicott
“Kleinians: Psychoanalysis Inside Out“ by Janet Sayers
“Knots“ by R.D. Laing
“Modern Man In Search Of A Soul“ by C. G. Jung
“On Becoming A Person“ by Carl R. Rogers
“On Learning From The Patient“ by Patrick Casement
“On The Way Home: Conversations Between Writers & Psychoanalysts“ ed by Marie Bridge
“Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship“ by Karen J. Maroda
“Psychotherapy: An Erotic Relationship“ by David Mann
“Soul Searching : Studies In Judaism & Psychotherapy“ ed by Rabbi Howard Cooper
“The Child, the Family, and the Outside World” by D. W. Winnicott
“The Drama Of Being A Child“ by Alice Miller
“The Fifty-Minute Hour“ by Robert Lindner
“The Klein Lacan Dialogues“ ed by Bernard Burgoyne & Mary Sullivan
“The Man Who Loved A Polar Bear – And Other Psychotherapist’s Tales“ by Robert U. Akeret
“The Power of Countertransference: Innovations in Analytic Technique“ by Karen J. Maroda
“The Psycho-Analysis Of Children“ by Melanie Klein
“Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?“ by Jane Haynes
“Working At Relational Depth In Counselling And Psychotherapy“ by Dave Mearns & Mick Cooper
..and most of Freud‘s published writing.. Obviously.
Much more readable than you might imagine!