Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"The missing link between Freud and Oprah"

I'm a couple days behind the news, but still thought it worthwhile to post a brief notice of the death last week of a monumentally important figure in the history of psychotherapy, Dr. Alice Miller.

Dr. Miller was of course a prolific writer, of tremendous influence; her signature book remains The Drama of the Gifted Child (Basic, 9780465016907). See here for the New York Times obituary.

(Credit where credit is due: the heading of this post comes from a wry appraisal of Daphne Merkin's, quoted in the Times obit.)