By Philip Rubovits-Seitz
This primer presents a advisor to scientific interpretations for these within the perform of psychotherapy. The ebook is split into elements: half I offers with the classical method of medical interpretation; and half II bargains with advancements because Freud, together with Kohut's self-psychological technique, Hoffman's dialectical constructivist strategy, Roy Schafer's multifaceted strategy, Donald Spence's radical narrative process, the intersubjective method and the unconventional relational approach.
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A P r i m of Clinical Int@retation The case of the "Elvis wannabe" presented in the section on thematization also includes a key inference based on the following set of clues: his "protesting too much" about how lucky and happy he felt about his engagement; the contrast between that attitude and the dream of escaping from prison, which he associated with escape from a previous woman who was overloving toward him; contiguity of that association with the thought that his new fiance is also very loving; the dream image of escaping to Memphis, which he associated with Elvis Presley, whom he admired especially for his free-loving lifestyle; his teasing Beth that they should go to Memphis for their honeymoon and visit the Elvis Presley museum; his telling the dream to Beth, denying that it referred to his relationship with her but then making a slip and calling her Betty.
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The more usual fragmentary nature of the material produced by free association often requires a more active, constructive (inferential) kind of listening. In addition, clinical listening is strongly influenced by the basic concept of continuity, which keeps us on the lookout for sequences, patterns, and coherence in the patient's associations. Other variations in listening include focusing alternatively on form and content, listening "to" versus listening "through" the patient's words, and listening "vertically" for hidden meanings as opposed to "horizontally" for repetitions of previous themes.