book cover of The Good Psychologist

The Good Psychologist

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
"Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut." - Jonathan Kellerman

Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client - an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a solitary professional who also teaches a lively night class, helps the client confront her fears. But as treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets begin to radiate onto his life, upsetting the precarious balance in his unresolved relationship with Nina, a married former colleague with whom he has a child - a child he has never met. As the shell of his detachment begins to crack, he suddenly finds himself too deeply involved, the boundary lines between professional and personal, between help and harm, blurring dangerously.

With its wonderfully distinctive narrative voice, rich with humor and humanity, The Good Psychologist leads the reader on a journey into the heart of the therapy process and beyond, examining some of the fundamental questions of the soul: to move or be still; to defy or obey; to let go or hold on.


Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"A deeply moving compelling novel." - Jonathan Kellerman


Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Noam Shpancer's The Good Psychologist

Hardback Editions

August 2010 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 0-8050-9259-5 / 978-0-8050-9259-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: The Good Psychologist
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 1-4448-1355-2 / 978-1-4448-1355-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 0-349-12325-X / 978-0-349-12325-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 0-349-12324-1 / 978-0-349-12324-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 1-4001-1927-8 / 978-1-4001-1927-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 1-4001-4927-4 / 978-1-4001-4927-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
ISBN: 1-4001-6927-5 / 978-1-4001-6927-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2010 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Good Psychologist: A Novel
Author(s): Noam Shpancer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA