One Long Conversation, by Thomas A Roesler MD
“One Long Conversation is partly the personal reflections of a child psychiatrist nearing the end of his career, and partly an intimate look into the training of a young child psychiatrist. Dr. Roesler’s novel will delight a wide and diverse audience.” – Gregory K. Fritz MD, Past President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
“Brilliantly written as the unfolding dialogue between mentor and supervisee, Roesler captures the reader’s interest and holds it. This book is for anyone with an interest in psychotherapy.” – Jay L. Lebow, Ph.D., ABPP, Editor, Family Process
Jennifer Getty, a budding child psychiatrist, chooses Adam Green, a seasoned faculty member, as her mentor. Under Adam’s guidance, Jennifer delves into the intricate world of family-systems based psychotherapy, moving beyond the conventional realm of treatment with medication. As Jennifer matures as a therapist, her personal and professional worlds intertwine, revealing the fragility of her carefully constructed facade. With Adam contending with his wife’s Alzheimer’s dementia and Jennifer navigating a tumultuous relationship with her ex-boyfriend, the characters grapple with their own vulnerabilities.
One Long Conversation is a captivating journey through therapy sessions, personal revelations, and the ebb and flow of life. This upmarket literary work offers a poignant exploration of ideas, emotions, and their profound impact on the human experience. For the 600,000 therapists practicing in the United States and the people they help, this novel provides a compelling reflection of the challenges and growth inherent in the field of psychotherapy.
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