A Primer of Clinical Interpretation

A Primer of Clinical Interpretation : Classic and Postclassical Approaches

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This primer provides a guide to clinical interpretations for those in the practice of psychotherapy. The book is divided into two parts: Part I deals with the classical approach to clinical interpretation; and Part II deals with developments since Freud, including Kohut's self-psychological approach, Hoffman's dialectical constructivist approach, Roy Schafer's multifaceted approach, Donald Spence's radical narrative approach, the intersubjective approach and the radical relational approach.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160.5 x 240.8 x 23.9mm | 548.86g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0765703610
  • 9780765703613

About Philip Rubovits-Seitz

Philip F. D. Rubovits-Seitz, MD, was a leading researcher and author in the field of psychoanalysis.
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Table of contents

Part I: The Classical Approach to Interpretation
1. What Is Clinical Interpretation?
2. Collection and Observation of Clinical Data
3. Data Processing
4. Construction and Reconstruction
5. Checking the Correctness of Interpretations
6. Communicating Interpretations to the Patient
7. Development of Self-Interpretive Competence
Part II: Some Postclassical Approaches to Clinical Interpretation
8. Kohut's Self-Psychological Approach
9. Hoffman's Dialectical Constructivist Approach
10. Schafer's Multifaceted Approach
11. Spence's Radical Narrative Approach
12. The Intersubjective Approach
13. The Radical Relational Approach
14. Pluralistic Approaches
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