I have found the following resources (books and workshops) tremendously helpful to both clinicians and those in therapy, and would like to share the list with you.

Childhood Emotional Neglect

Most adults seeking therapy, especially for the first time, are unable to put a finger on or describe the feelings of numbness or emptiness that they feel within, not having had their emotions or inner world mirrored, acknowledged, or validated as a child. They often grow up being extremely self-reliant and disconnected to their own feelings but very attuned to the needs and emotions of others. The work of Dr. Jonice Webb on the effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect on an adult’s relationships with self and others has been greatly validating and healing to many. Link to her website and book given below.