Irvin Yalom, MD

Class Year 1956


Current practice/Appointments
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University

Favorite Professors at BUSM:
Isaac Asimov (biochemist and science fiction writer), Stanley Robbins (Pathology), and Dr. Malamud (Psychiatry)

Received lifetime contributions awards from American Group Psychotherapy Association; Psychotherapy Networker, American Psychological Association; Strecker Prize from American Psychiatry Association

Recent Publications:
I have a relatively new book out, “Becoming Myself –  A Psychiatrist’s Memoir” (Basic Books, 2017).  I’ve written several others, including: 

  • Becoming Myself 
  • Creatures of a Day
  • The Spinoza Problem
  • Existential Psychotherapy 
  • When Nietzsche Wept 
  • The Schopenhauer Cure 
  • Staring at the Sun
  • Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy 

Other thoughts:
I’m now working on the 6th edition of my textbook, Theory and Practice of Group Therapy.