The Interpretative Process in Clinical Practice

The Interpretative Process in Clinical Practice : Progressive Communication of Latent Meanings

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The first phase of interpretation consists of collecting and observing clinical data, and the second entails understanding, justifying, progressively modifying, and communicating latent meanings to the patient. This interaction is upsetting because the th
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  • Hardback | 411 pages
  • 162.1 x 233.2 x 37.6mm | 839.16g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • index, references
  • 0765703513
  • 9780765703514

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Dr. Rubovits-Seitz presents a brilliant discussion of the interpretive process, using detailed clinical illustrations to describe its fundamentals, strategies, and fallibilities. He discusses the nature of clinical data, methods of observing, recording, and processing clinical data, the derivation of interpretations, construction, reconstruction, strategies of justification, and the verbal formulation and communication of interpretations. In a case presentation unparalleled in the literature, he illustrates these principles as they apply to twelve sessions selected at various points in the course of a completed treatment. I have never before read such a detailed, erudite, and clear account of the ways in which a therapist goes about understanding his patient, formulating his interpretations, and justifying those formulations during the course of a treatment. This book is not just a coup d'etat in the field of the scientific study of interpretations. More than that, it is of inestimable value to the working clinician who is interested in understanding how interpretations are formulated and how they are justified throughout the entire therapeutic process. It will be of great value both to researchers of the psychoanalytic process and to the working clinician. I recommend it highly.--Sydney E. Pulver, M.D., training and supervising analyst, Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis
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About Philip F. D. Rubovits-Seitz

Philip R.D. Rubovits-Seitz, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavior Sciences at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Member of the Washington, American, and International Psychoanalytic Associations. He has been a pioneer in investigation of the interpretive process of psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy, and has published extensively in this and other subjects. He has received numerous awards, including the Best Paper Award from The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (1992).
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