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Current Discussion Paper: Four Modes of Listening in Psychotherapy
Author: David B. Klein, Ph.D. Click here to read the full version.
"FOUR MODES OF LISTENING IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
David B. Klein, Ph.D.
As our patients speak, how do we listen? For what are we listening? These are important questions, for our primary activity in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis is listening to the patient. We probably spend more time listening than performing any other therapeutic function. More important than the amount of time spent, however, is the fact that our spoken interventions, which are of undisputed import, in many ways flow from our listening. And our formulations, which often are created outside the sessions and constitute our overarching understanding of the patient, are also based on what we have heard as list..."