HBO, once home to The Sopranos, has some experience with conflicted psychoanalysts. The latest one on the lineup: Paul Weston, played by Gabriel Byrne. The central figure of In Treatment, a nightly half-hour serial adapted from an Israeli TV drama, Weston is a calm, collected counselor on the outside — and an emotional mess on the inside. Fresh Air's TV critic offers a diagnosis.
Psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom. Yalom is one of the world's leading psychotherapists, and his theories have been adopted by most of this country's clinics and hospitals. Yalom has written several books on psychotherapy, aimed both at experts and the layman. Yalom's new book is called "Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy." It's a collection of ten stories, each featuring one of Yalom's patients, that illustrate the individual difficulties and common threads of psychotherapy.