Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Iberg, J. R. 2010. Reflective Listening. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Reflective listening refers to a way of responding to another person to communicate empathy. Empathy is widely believed to be an important element of psychotherapeutic interaction. Carl Rogers believed empathy was one of the necessary conditions for psychotherapy. The importance of empathy and empathic listening has been written about in many approaches to psychotherapy, including client-centered, self psychology, psychoanalysis, Gestalt, existential, focusing-oriented, process-experiential, pre-therapy, child therapy, marital and couple therapy, disaster-recovery therapy, and clinical supervision.
- active listening