FREE-FLOATING ATTENTION

Found in psychoanalysis and in other forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy, the analyst's or therapist's state of evenly suspended attention during the therapeutic session. Also called evenly hovering attention.

FREE-FLOATING ATTENTION: "Free floating attention is what a therapist does in sessions."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FREE-FLOATING ATTENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-floating-attention/ (accessed July 18, 2018).
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