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    DescriptionA systematic introduction to interpretation as a technical therapeutic skill.


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    Title
    Principles of Interpretation
    Subtitle
    Mastering Clear and Concise Interventions in Psychotherapy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven T. Levy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568217987
    ISBN 10: 1568217986
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC21: 616.8917
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Approval Code: A12420000
    Abridged Dewey: 158
    BISAC V2.8: PSY003000, PSY000000
    DC22: 616.8917
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    index, bibliography
    Publisher
    Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
    Imprint name
    Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
    Publication date
    01 March 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Northvale NJ
    Author Information
    Steven T. Levy, M.D., is Bernard C. Holland Professor and chief of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Review quote
    The writing is clear, concise, and confident. The book's tone and content effectively make the author's point that psychotherapy is a powerful instrument which requires self-discipline, knowledge, no mean intellectual effort, and considerable technical skill, in addition to the therapist's sympathetic and considerate attitude. Beginning therapists will feel constructively challenged by this message and by the author's criticism of experiential and humanistic approaches for their antitechnical and antitheoretical biases. The book's organization broadly follows the phases of therapy with systematic discussions of the data to be understood, transference, resistance, countertransference, the therapeutic alliance, and special problems. A concluding chapter discusses general principles of interpretation, working through, and timing. A valuable feature is the author's annotated list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter. -- John Pareja Psychoanalytic Quarterly The book's greatest strength is the author's concept of the role of interpretation in the therapeutic process. He demonstrates his thinking at the level of clinical theory, both in providing generalizations and in supporting them with unusually apt clinical vignettes. Most impressive is the author's empathy and sensitivity, both to patients and to beginning therapists, conveyed repeatedly in matters of tone and style, humane without being weak or watered down. -- Sanford Weisblatt Contemporary Psychiatry [A] small gem... It is accessible, short, well-written, and entirely relevant for someone who wants to learn what to say, and how to say it, in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. -- Jeremy Holmes British Journal of Psychiatry