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By Philip Rubovits-Seitz

This primer offers a consultant to medical interpretations for these within the perform of psychotherapy. The booklet is split into elements: half I offers with the classical method of scientific interpretation; and half II offers with advancements considering the fact that Freud, together with Kohut's self-psychological strategy, Hoffman's dialectical constructivist technique, Roy Schafer's multifaceted method, Donald Spence's radical narrative technique, the intersubjective process and the unconventional relational approach.

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She thought it meant that he felt imprisoned by their engagement and wished to escape. He protested to her that he had no such feeling, that the dream was about a former girlfriend from whose "clutches" he had escaped. Beth remained uneasy, however, and became even more disturbed when soon afterward he made a slip and called her Betty. Question: What is the theme that runs through this entire session? L e r : The issue of the patient's engagement-more specifically, his unacknowledged ambivalence about the engagement and coming marriage.

The ambience of this initial, rapport-building phase is a warm and interested process of getting acquainted with this new person and giving the patient a chance to get acquainted with you. Question: HOW do you know when rapport is developing? A n s w e r : You can feel it-emanating from the patient and also within yourself-a relaxation and comfortable warmth of mutual interest and cooperation. Gradually, then, once such rapport has been established the sessions can become oriented more toward data gathering and interpretive inquiry.

L e r : The issue of the patient's engagement-more specifically, his unacknowledged ambivalence about the engagement and coming marriage. Qvastian: What are the most prominent defense mechanisms against this thematic conflict in the session? L e r: 1. " 2. The effusiveness with which he extolled the "joys of marriage" and how lucky he felt that Beth had accepted his proposal. The excessiveness of these associations suggested that they represented a defensive protest against doubts about the engagement and prospective marriage.

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