This edited volume addresses the critical psychoanalytic issue of effective listening. This issue has been discussed widely in the literature but most often 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.
Dr. Salman Akhtar is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and training and supervising analyst at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. He has published widely in the field of psychoanalysis and psychiatry and has additionally published six volumes of poetry.
Chapter 1 Listening to the spoken and the unspoken Chapter 2 The unending struggle to listen Chapter 3 Clinical reflections on empathy Chapter 4 Listening and being listened to Chapter 5 Intersubjectivity and attunement Chapter 6 Listening, dreaming, and sharing Chapter 7 Using the therapist's subjective experience Chapter 8 Mother-child interaction as an early prototype of listening