Listening to Others

Developmental and Clinical Aspects of Empathy and Attunement

Contributions by Evelyne Schwaber, Sydney Pulver, Jessica Benjamin, M. D. Fallon, Theodore Jacobs, David Sachs, Henri Parens Edited by Salman Akhtar

Publication date:

23 February 2007

Length of book:

112 pages


Jason Aronson, Inc.

ISBN-13: 9780765705143

This volume addresses the critical psychoanalytic issue of effective listening. While this issue has been discussed widely in the literature, most often the discussions are from the standpoint of technique. Listening to Others is among the first texts to consider the listening process from the so-called 'two-person' perspective—i.e., that which is aligned with intersubjective, interpersonal, and relational theories. The contributors to this volume all are well-known experts in contemporary psychoanalytic theory.
Here wise and experienced clinicians use moving and candid clinical examples to offer a deep understanding of the profoundly human aspects of the psychoanalytic relationship. Listening to Others now provides the missing half of the "talking cure"—namely, the art of listening. This slim volume is a jewel not to be missed.