A perfect guide for students and practitioners that is well written and filled with relevant advices on how to improve case-taking skills. The Homeopathic Conversation is a must-read for practitioners, teachers, students, patients and anyone else with a serious interest in homeopathy. “It probably takes the better part of a lifetime to master the art of the homeopathic conversation. But there are some things in life that are worth waiting for.

In this personal and passionately argued book, Dr Kaplan traces his journey away from the mechanistic world of conventional medicine towards the empathetic, person-centred philosophy of homeopathy. He explains the unique approach of this increasingly respected alternative medicine, explores the ideas and philosophies of its pioneers, and provides reasoned advice, based on more than two decades of committed practice and study, on how to fulfil its huge potential as a healing art. “Dr Brian Kaplan is a passionate teacher who builds on his insights from his clinical work and courageously and entertainingly shares his journey with all who listen.” Dr David Owen, former president, Faculty of Homeopathy.

Chapter 1. Becoming a Doctor 11
Chapter 2. Discovering Homoeopathy 21
Chapter 3. Homoeopathic Education 27
Chapter 4. Taking the Acute Case 37
Chapter 5. Approaching the Chronic Case 45
Chapter 6. Receiving Vital Information 61
Chapter 7. Influences 67
Chapter 8. Learning from Other Disciplines 75
Chapter 9. Rogers, Counselling and Homeopathy 97
Chapter 10. Techniques in the Consulting Room 113
Chapter 11. Time 123
Chapter 12. Children 133
Chapter 13. Other Homeopaths 143
Chapter 14. Doctors and Scientists 147
Chapter 15. Psychotherapists and their Patients 151
Chapter 16. Non-verbal Clues, Signs and ‘Symptoms’ 155
Chapter 17. Taking Notes 165
Chapter 18. Learning and Teaching Case-taking Skills 183
Chapter 19. Talking about Treatment 191
Chapter 20. Postgraduate Supervision 197
Chapter 21. Saying Good-bye 209