The Interpretative Process in Clinical Practice: Progressive Communication of Latent Meanings
- Publish Date: 2001-11-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Philip F.D. Rubovits-Seitz
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 therapist points out the patient's mistaken perceptions and beliefs.
To make the pivotal subject of interpretation as accessible, useful, and interesting as possible, clinical illustrations are used throughout the book. Following each vignette, the author presents his own interpretation and commentary, so that readers can compare constructions and interpretative reasoning. He details the two stages of interpretation in each example so that readers can follow the process of moving from understanding to verbal intervention.
The book includes clinical illustrations from a continuous case report of an entire treatment. The most relevant and revealing interpretations are selected, and intervening clinical developments are summarized. This helps the therapist follow the interpretations and their outcomes, and to see how interpretive problems are solved.