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Introduction to Analytic Listening
September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Wyman Classroom
First Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2022-23, 1st Trimester — Fridays, 12:00-1:30pm
Katherine Weissbourd, PhD
September 16, 2022 — Developing a psychoanalytic stance
What do we mean by free association and free-floating attention? The foundations of psychoanalysis are grounded in the analyst’s commitment to listen deeply to the patient’s thoughts, and to encourage the patient to speak freely. Among other things, analysts listen for changes in the direction of thoughts, gaps and silences, the symbolic use of language and images, and the patient’s level of emotional engagement in the work.