Have you been wanting to read about and reflect on the world of life in graduate school? How does reading material that you can relate to bring you wisdom and joy? Are you in need of some book-writing advice?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Dr. Gerald Drose who wrote a fictional book about graduate school.
In This Podcast
- Dr. Drose’s ideas for the book
- Book-writing advice
- Lessons you can learn from Bird Gotta Land
- Dr. Drose’s advice to private practitioners
Dr. Drose’s ideas for the book
The people I met during graduate school seemed like all interesting people to me, and I thought, “well, this would be a great story to write, how someone learns to be a psychotherapist.” (Dr. Gerald Drose)
Dr. Drose had the idea for his book when he was in graduate school.
He was fascinated by education and the space that graduate school and psychotherapy create for learning about people, as well as learning how to care for and help them in life.
15 years after Dr. Drose graduated, he began writing his novel.
When it’s fiction, it’s easier to reveal some of the things that need to be revealed … as a practicing psychologist that was one of my agitations to publishing it because it was personal … but at some point, I released it and said, “it is ready to get out there”. (Dr. Gerald Drose)
Avoid editing in the writing phase.
Rather, focus on writing as much as you can before going back to edit everything.
This will save you time and energy, as well as help you to remain creative in the writing process before switching to an analytical mind frame in the editing process at the end.
Lessons you can learn from Bird Gotta Land
When I was thinking of writing it, I was thinking of graduate students and young therapists. Psychology students and psychology graduate students … I thought of [the book] for the therapeutic community. (Dr. Gerald Drose)
Bird Gotta Land is a book for any practitioner in the therapeutic industry and community.
It connects with practicing therapists who are well-established in their careers to young students training to be therapists in graduate school.
They can get behind Dr. Drose’s characters to see what they are thinking, how they approach problems, how therapeutic relationships can change a person, and learn from someone else’s story to prepare them on their journey into the therapy world.
Dr. Drose’s advice to private practitioners
This is an important time to be doing the work that you do. Your connections to people help you to reach a wider audience and find fellow clinicians that inspire you. Value your network and build it well.
Books mentioned in this episode:
BOOK | Dr. Gerald Drose – Bird Gotta Land: The Education of a Young Psychologist
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