How To Read Emotions

Noticing feelings is the first key task of the psychodynamic process. Learn how to read your client's emotional expressions.

Noticing feelings is the first key task of the psychodynamic process. Often clients are not aware of their emotions. That’s where you, the clinician, come in. Knowing the basic universal facial expressions you can identify your client’s emotions. This will help your client develop an awareness and understanding of his life.

To develop these skills further and receive intensive training, you can turn to the work of Dr. Paul Ekman and check out his website.

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