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- DescriptionIntensive Therapy provides an intimate picture of a multifaceted relationship, written in a similar vein to modern classics such as The Prince of Tides and Ordinary People . Cerebral but grounded in the real world, Intensive Therapy will appeal to readers who enjoy close character study and the pleasure of a heady, cultured read. Intensive Therapy follows the relationship of Dr. Jonas Speller and Victoria Schine-Bloch, an analyst and his patient, over twenty years in their interconnected lives. The story moves back and forth in time, alternating between the early 1980s, when both are becoming adults and professionals, and the last months of 2004, as each struggles to address ongoing family crises. As a young woman, Victoria's toxic relationship with her parents threatened her college education and her life, and Jonas helped her find the independence and strength to start anew. In return, her candor and insight helped the budding doctor see the flaws in his training and develop a new, better path. As mature adults with successful careers, Victoria reappears to ask for Jonas's help with her troubled teenage daughter. When tragedy nearly takes the lives of both her children, Jonas must act quickly to save the woman who made him the man he has become.
- Author BiographyJeffrey Deitz grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was a prize-winning instrumentalist at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Between undergraduate and postgraduate years at Philadelphias University of Pennsylvania, Jeffrey graduated from Baltimores University of Maryland Medical School, spending half his senior year conducting award-winning neuroscience research at The Johns Hopkins Medical School. After psychiatry and psychoanalytic training in Philadelphia, Deitz and his wife moved to Connecticut, where he entered private practice, contributed widely to the professional psychotherapy literature, and conducted a series of seminars about the theory and practice of psychotherapy. He also participated in the psychotherapy research group at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and taught psychopathology at a New York psychoanalytic training institute. In 2007, Deitz turned his attention to wider audiences when he began publishing in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and other media outlets on topics including sports psychology, sleep deprivation, and the power of psychotherapy. He also contributed regularly to The Rail, The New York Times blog about horse racing, a lifelong interest. In addition to his writing and psychotherapy practice, Deitz is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The Frank Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University, where he lectures second year medical students on diverse topics. Deitz and his wife JoAnn live in Norwalk, Connecticut.
- Author(s)Jeffrey Deitz
- PublisherGreenleaf Book Group LLC
- Date of Publication16/06/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationAustin
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenleaf Book Group LLC
- Weight478 g
- Width152 mm
- Height222 mm
- Spine23 mm
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