About the Yalom Institute of Psychotherapy
The Yalom Institute of Psychotherapy was founded by Irvin D. Yalom, M.D. and is directed jointly by Ruthellen Josselson, Ph.D, and Molyn Leszcz, M.D.
Irving D. Yalom, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University and the author of several highly acclaimed textbooks, including Existential Psychotherapy and The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. He is also the author of stories and novels related to psychotherapy, including Love's Executioner, When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, Momma and the Meaning of Life, and The Schopenhauer Cure. His latest non-fiction book is Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death.
Ruthellen Josselson, Ph.D. is co-director of the Irvin D. Yalom Institute of Psychotherapy. She has been active in group relations work for many years, consults to organizations, and lectures and conducts workshops on group therapy both nationally and internationally.
Molyn Leszcz, M.D. is a co-director of the Irvin D. Yalom Institute of Psychotherapy. His academic and clinical work has focused on broadening the application of psychotherapy within psychiatry. Dr. Leszcz has published in the psychotherapy literature regarding integrative and interpersonal approaches in group psychotherapy, group psychotherapy applications for geriatric depression and for the medically ill, and standards of practice and guidelines for psychotherapy.