This is your chance to witness first hand how one of the most revered therapists of our time engages with his clients to address the heart of the human condition.

“Four givens are particularly relevant for psychotherapy: the inevitability of death for each of us and for those we love; the freedom to make our lives as we will; our ultimate aloneness; and, finally, the absence of any obvious meaning or sense to life.”
Irvin Yalom

See Irvin Yalom demonstrate how to use the therapeutic relationship to help three clients face head-on the existential anxieties that lurk beneath the surface.

Irvin Yalom: Foundations of my Life and Work

In an extended conversation with his son Victor, Irvin Yalom explores the entire arc of his career from a medical student, group therapist, existential therapist and ties the strands of his thoughts, developments and contributions together.

Irvin Yalom in Session

Three clients, three different issues, yet their presenting problems all have roots in some deeper existential concerns.

See how Yalom does not shy away from addressing issues many of us avoid, and how doing so helps bring relief and insights to the clients' struggles.

Supplemental training materials

Discussion questions and skill building exercises to trigger reflection on key issues in Yalom's approach and enable you to practice some of the core skills demonstrated in sessions.

Test and Certificate Included

 7.5 continuing education credits available for licensed professionals, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Click here for list of CE Accreditations.

Priced at $199 per user, including 7.5 CEs

(a $338 value)

What you get in this course

  • 7.5 hours of videos including 4 hours with Irvin Yalom in session with 3 different clients.
  • Thorough behind-the-scenes commentary to provide insight into Yalom's therapeutic interventions.
  • In-depth interview exploring how Yalom's entire career, from his first therapy case, to his contributions in group and existential psychotherapy, sets the foundation for his approach to psychotherapy.
  • BONUS VIDEO: A new hour-long video, “Irvin Yalom On Grief, Loss & Growing Old”
  • Supplemental skill building activities to practice some core skills demonstrated by Yalom.
  • Written transcript of all videos.
  • Permanent access to all course materials.
  • Earn up to 7.5 CE Credits, included in the Course. Click here for the complete list of CE Approvals

"Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy is exceptional. The vignettes provide the viewer with the opportunity to see Yalom apply some of the basic tenets of his work to his interactions with clients, and include insights into his case conceptualizations and decision making processes regarding treatment interventions. This video highlights the importance of being open as a therapist and the value of pursuing ongoing personal and professional development."

Sara Bender, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Central Washington University

"Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy is a candid look at the life and work of Dr. Irvin Yalom. Revealing not the books or information, but the people and relationships that shaped and taught him. More than just techniques, the course invites us into Irvin's ways of being with clients, as well as his unending pursuit of clients' truths, his patience and authenticity, and his deeply held care for his clients. "

Javier F. Casado Pérez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Puerto Rico

"As a deep admirer of Dr Yalom's books I was captivated from the very beginning of the videos and gained a wealth of knowledge and insights from just watching his interactions with the clients. It was an honour to witness a master craftsman at his art, a truly wise and caring man. "

Davnet Grogan
Trainee Psychotherapist, Ireland

"What a magnanimous work! In this series of videos and conversations, Drs. Yalom and Yalom gift us all with an X-ray picture of strategies from group to individual psychotherapy; very useful for family therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and any other professional healthcare providers."

Carlos M. Del Rio, PhD
Associate Professor, Bellevue University

"In this course we are afforded a glimpse into the process of existential therapy in such an inviting manner, as Dr. Yalom demonstrates a calming and accepting presence to his clients. The sessions cover a variety of topics, and we see exactly how to address the here-and-now and meet the client’s presenting concerns first while taking note of bigger and more complex ideas and belief structures. This course is one in which a seasoned professional can garner just as much knowledge as a beginning student and also witness a master of the craft in his element. "

Dr. Michelle E. Wade
Clinical Mental Health Assistant Professor, Marymount University

Irvin Yalom, MD

Psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom, MD has been a major figure in the field of psychotherapy since he first wrote The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy in 1970 (now in it's 5th edition). Other significant contributions have included Existential Psychotherapy, and NY Times Bestseller Loves Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. He has written four novels on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, The Schopenhauer Cure, and The Spinoza Problem. He has just released what he claims is his final book, Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir.  His works, translated into over 20 languages, have been widely read by therapists and non-therapists alike


Victor Yalom, PhD

Victor Yalom, PhD is the founder, CEO, and resident cartoonist of He is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience, and has conducted workshops in existential-humanistic and group therapy in the US, Mexico, and China. He has produced over 60 training videos in psychotherapy, counseling, and addictions treatment.

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