Listening with Purpose

Listening with Purpose : Entry Points into Shame and Narcissistic Vulnerability

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Listening with Purpose is a clinical treatment manual for seasoned practitioners, post-doctoral training institutes, graduate students, and psychiatric residents who are interested in advancing their skills in therapeutic listening and psychodynamic interventions. The approach to training is highly original, offering a rich sampling of case examples, trainee dialogue, as well as a diagrammatic model that illustrates how recent theoretical advances can be used in understanding the often subtle nuances of treatment intervention from an intrapsychic, interpersonal, and systemic perspective.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 26mm | 540g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0765710218
  • 9780765710215
  • 743,204

Table of contents

Table of Contents
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Fundamental Principles of Therapeutic Listening
Chapter 2: An Overview of the Therapeutic Model
Chapter 3: Compulsive Resolutions: Idealization, Loyalty, & Revenge Enactments
Chapter 4: Resonating Between Part and Whole: Therapeutic Systemics
Chapter 5: The Four Quadrants & Part-Whole: Uncovering Dominant Solutions
Chapter 6: Shame, Splitting, & Trauma: Vicious Cycles
Chapter 7: Trauma: The Violation of Self
Chapter 8: Re-imagining Transference: An Update
Chapter 9: Loyal Waiting Unpacked
Chapter 10: Consolidation of Gains
About the Authors
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Listening with Purpose is a superb training manual for practitioners, students, and trainees in the field of dynamic psychotherapy. In presenting and richly illustrating an experience-near, intersubjective perspective on the therapeutic process, the authors succeed admirably in their effort to close the gap between therapeutic theory and therapeutic practice. Their emphasis on phenomenological inquiry into the interacting subjective worlds of patient and therapist, with a sensitivity to the shame-proneness and emotional vulnerabilities of both participants, will be of great value to therapists at all levels of professional experience. -- Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., author, Trauma and Human Existence For years, the contributions of Karen Horney, and her prescient anticipation of much in the contemporary relational point of view, have been largely unrecognized or unappreciated. With the publication of this very valuable book, that should no longer be the case. Danielian and Gianotti illuminate the role of shame, dissociation, problematic characterological solutions, and integrative, experience-near theory with admirable clarity and clinical relevance. This is a wonderful teaching tool both for beginners and seasoned practitioners. -- Paul L. Wachtel, distinguished professor of psychology, City University of New York at City College Danielian and Gianotti offer this book as an antidote and means to stimulate growth, competency, and therapeutic optimism. In an era of rationed treatment emphasizing quick fixes, the authors provide a liberating and enabling model for internal repair and integration. Their book helpfully holds the reader to the tension of integrating "objective theory and subjective experience of our work." The focus on shame and narcissistic vulnerability provides valuable insights and tools to address the range of characterologic problems and symptoms with which our patients suffer. Listening with Purpose will be of great benefit for trainees and early career clinicians as well as seasoned therapists. -- Edward J. Khantzian M.D., Harvard Medical School; associate chief of psychiatry emeritus, Tewksbury Hospital Few contemporary writers have tackled clinical work with shame and its vicissitudes as thoroughly as Jack Danielian and Patricia Gianotti in their new book, Listening with Purpose. ... They saw a need for a training manual that helps clinicians move beyond quick fixes by deepening their understanding of how psychodynamic therapy works in a way that can be applied to a variety of treatment approaches. The result is a well-written book that illuminates the interplay of shame, narcissistic vulnerability and dissociation. ... The tone of the book captures the warm and collegial manner of two senior clinicians eager to share their wisdom with a broad audience. THe writing is clear and. . . concepts are well-defined. This [is a] highly recommended work. * New England Psychologist *
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About Jack Danielian

Jack Danielian, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, supervisor, and Dean of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Center. He is a training and supervising analyst and on the faculty of the Institute. Dr. Danielian has lectured internationally and nationally on psychoanalytic issues, intercultural communication, and intergenerational effects of genocide. He is the author of numerous professional publications and is a contributing author to several books. He and his wife live in Exeter, NH.

Patricia Gianotti, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor, and a founding member and managing partner with Woodland Professional Associates, a group private practice in North Hampton, NH. Dr. Gianotti is a seasoned lecturer and facilitator and has taught at Washington University and the University of New Hampshire. She has presented at various professional conferences, including Division 39 of the APA. Her most recent publication appeared in The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. She lives in North Hampton, NH with her husband, Stephen.
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