Listening - As a dynamic component of psychiatric interview
Journal/Book: Dynam Psych. 1996; 29: Kantstrasse 120/121, D-10625 Berlin, Germany. Pinel-Verlag Fur Humanistische Psych Philos. 184-191.
Abstract: In his essayistic article the author reports about the psychiatrist's basic qualities, which enable him to listen to the patient. The psychiatric Interview Is a process of gathering information with therapeutic implications. In this situation listening is the most important tool. It is of great importance that the psychiatrist has 2 humanistic attitude towards the patient while listening and the willingness to understand what he heard. The therapist's knowledge about his own conflicts is the basis for a sympathetic perception. Empathy means sympathizing with the patient's suffering. In Carmi's view listening Is an art, which can be learned and practised. In the silence the deeper feelings can emerge. The author depicts this humanistic attitude with historical examples from the Jewish religion and history.
Note: Article A Carmi, POB 6451, IL-31063 Haifa, Israel