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A Safe Place

A Safe Place

Laying the Groundwork of Psychotherapy

Leston Havens

ISBN 9780674000865

Publication date: 03/01/1996

Drawing on his rich experience within psychiatry, Leston Havens takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through the vast and changing landscape of psychotherapy and psychiatry today. Closely examining the dynamics of the doctor–patient exchange, he seeks to locate and describe the elusive therapeutic environment within which psychological healing most effectively takes place.


  • Havens’s views on psychotherapy and the work of mental health practitioners are interesting and provocative. Sitting beside Leston Havens and letting him share thoughts with you is time well spent.

    —Simon H. Budman, Contemporary Psychology


  • Leston Havens was Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital.

Book Details

  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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