"Listening with Purpose is a superb training manual for practitioners, students, and trainees in the field of dynamic psychotherapy."

Robert D. Stolorow, PhD



Jack Danielian and Patricia Gianotti

Jason Aronson, Inc., 2013

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 distinct and original. It offers a rich sampling of case examples, explicit trainee dialogue, and a diagrammatic model illustrating how recent theoretical advances can facilitate understanding of the often subtle nuances of treatment interventions from intrapsychic, interpersonal, and systemic perspectives.




Paul Wachtel, PhD

Past President, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) Recipient of the Hans H. Strupp Award for Psychoanalytic Writing, Teaching, and Research, the Distinguished Psychologist Award by APA Division 29 (Psychotherapy) and the Scholarship and Research Award by Division 39. His most recent book is Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self. 

"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."