Books That Inspire 2011

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients
Sheldon B. Kopp

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him has been an inspiring piece to me as a psychologist, a professor, and a woman. In a culture of quick-fixes and instant gratification, this text emphasizes the value of the journey over merely arriving at a destination. This book reframes the education of both students and patients as an active, demanding process that requires a search for the "answer" and not just the acquisition of an answer. For me personally, it serves as a constant reminder to appreciate the process of life, and not merely the product.

Ginger L. Welch
Assistant Professor
Human Relations