Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand accomplishes what it sets out to do, as it brings about deep listening to psychic life arising directly from clinical experience. Readers enter a world of wisdom and creation to discover new thinking about female development, perversion, loneliness, poets and poetry, and psychoanalysis of film. Arlene Kramer Richards revisits her ideas in comments introducing each section in language and personal reflections that fuel desire to read each and every article. In this volume one hears about profound internal life: affects, wishes, and fears. Learning what hurts and how to listen, think, and speak can be brought to daily clinical practice.
Arlene Kramer Richards, MD, is a psychoanalyst and a poet. She is a training and supervising analyst with the New York Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association and Fellow of IPTAR. She is currently faculty at the NYFS and Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan, China. Her psychoanalytic writings have helped clarify and bring to life issues of female development, perversion, loneliness, and the internal world of artists and poets. Most recent publications include "Gambling and Death" in E. Ronis and L. Shaw (Eds.), Greed, Sex, Money, Power and Politics, (IP Books, 2011) and Little Boy Lost in A. Adelman and K. Malawista (Eds.), The Bereaved Therapist: From the Faraway Nearby. (Columbia University Press, 2012). She recently also published a book of poetry (2011), The Laundryman's Granddaughter: Poems by Arlene Kramer Richards, New York: IP Press. She is in private practice in New York City.