Daniel N. Stern

The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life A World In a Blip Publication date : October 1, 2003

Psychotherapy is sometimes radically altered by a rapid and spontaneous wordless exchange between patient and therapist. Why? What happened in that short time span? How can a fleeting moment, which is often beyond speech and even consciousness, have such a great impact?
Unravelling the links between what is implicit, intersubjective and instantaneous, Daniel N. Stern analyses the nature and function of the present instant. He studies the theoretical and clinical implications of placing such fundamental moments at the forefront — instead of giving primacy to time and speech, as is usually the case in psychotherapy.
Stern’s original approach breaks new ground, particularly for the development of the neurosciences.
This is a masterly demonstration resulting in a carefully argued exposition of a new therapeutic method.

An internationally renowned expert in development psychology, Daniel N. Stern is professor of psychology at the University of Geneva and adjunct professor at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital. He is the author of many acclaimed works, including The Motherhood Constellation, The Interpersonal World of the Infant, the now classic Diary of a Baby and, with his wife Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, The Birth of a Mother.