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.
Philip F. D. Rubovits-Seitz, MD, was a leading researcher and author in the field of psychoanalysis.
Preface Acknowledgments 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 Index About the Author