My Personal Canon by Geoffrey Magnus

by Geoffrey Magnus About 10 years ago, I began to wonder if there exists a canon of literature in psychotherapy; i.e., are there books on psychotherapy that everyone in the field should read? To this end, I surveyed over 300 psychotherapists and asked them what books they thought were essential to the field. The results: No one book was recommended by more than three of the psychotherapists I surveyed, and not one psychotherapist recommended a list of more than three books. When I tried to come up with my own list, I came up with just one book, Freud’s Introductory… Read More