Robert A. Berezin, the author of Psychotherapy of Character: The Play of Consciousness in the Theater of the Brain, has been a psychiatrist for forty years, and reviews his notes on a prominent patient, Eddie (whom the author eventually cares for personally). Psychotherapy of Character is a professional memoir – written as an easy to read narrative – covering Berezin’s body of work.
The book is broken down into four sections: Consciousness, The Story of Eddie, Psychotherapy and On the Big Stage. Berezin gives the back story and explains what “consciousness” really means and its in manipulating the human brain. More often than not, Psychoterapy of Character focuses on this prominent patient, Eddie. Although the book is written in narrative form, it is still highly technical and is more of a dissertation on Eddie’s entire life (seemingly from his