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What Happens in Therapy?

What happens in therapy?  Good question.  Couch Fiction, a book-length comic by British psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, offers some answers.

Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can’t stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together.

On the page:  What he says, what she says…what he’s thinking, what she’s thinking.  At page bottom, explanations about the theory behind various therapeutic interventions, missteps made, etc.

See a (very positive) review here…and an author interview here.

(Also at WTCI)

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW