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"When Freud said love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness, Bill Ryan may have been the only therapist listening. In this soulful book, Ryan puts the relationship between therapist and client back where it belongs at the heart of the treatment process. Working From The Heart is more than a book about therapy. It is a story about what it means to be human."—Jonathan Diamond, PhD, author of Narrative Means to Sober Ends and Fatherless Sons: Healing The Legacy of Loss

"Bill Ryan writes with the eye of an artist and the heart of a healer. He is one of those wise and warm souls who seems to have brought out the best in those with whom he worked, and who drew upon the best to hone his craft. What I liked most about Working from the Heart, is that it articulates a vision that is in desperate need of revitalization today—this vision emphasizes heart, perspicacity, and depth."—Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, author of Awakening to Awe and Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

"Along with case studies, he is incredibly honest and self-revealing about his own process. The majority of books I have read as a clinical social worker over the past 30+ years are often dense, obscure and occasionally intimidating. William's book is a joy to read as it is engaging and inspiring while sharing valuable, practical clinical knowledge and skills. His palpable compassion and love for his clients is inspiring and a reminder of what truly heals."—Monica Levine LICSW/CST

"As I read this book I had the feeling that every word was chosen with the utmost care. The end result is truly lovely writing. What had me coming back to read each chapter, however, was the story-- the story of Ryan's growth as a therapist and as a human being. He reminds us all along the way not to lose our humanity in our work; to keep in touch with our inner selves, as well as the humanness and vulnerability of our clients."Elizabeth Lightfoot, Nationally Certified Counselor 

WORKING FROM THE HEART: A THERAPIST'S GUIDE TO HEART-CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY represents the mature fruits of more than thirty-five years of clinical practice of William P. Ryan, Ph.D. Dr. Ryan fashioned a unique testament to his soul-filled ability to connect with his clients by the sharing of their stories within a secure and trusting relationship. His insightful application of the case-study method and the introduction of his novel concept of the "council" represent some of the most special contributions of this book. read the entire review. -- Geraldo (Amazon.com)