John Steiner's scientific contributions

Publication (1)

Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes the progress of analysis.


... Cohn [63] describes parental neglect as the failure to mirror the child. In therapy, these clients' experiences of being observed by the therapist may elicit negative emotions, such as embarrassment, shame, and humiliation [66]. The need to be noticed and to be observed that arises from the children's artwork (through prominent shiny materials, and motifs of seeing) may indicate that needs for mirroring, for being seen and found, were not experienced in the past. ...