Psychoanalytic Disagreements in Context
- Publish Date: 2007-11-20
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Dale Boesky
Contemporary psychoanalysts are eclectic and believe they use the best ideas from each of our numerous competing theoretic models. However, there is confusion and controversy about what constitutes 'best.' Critical differences between these theories are about inferences concerning the disguised meaning of what patients tell us. There can be no meaning without context, but we have never developed a consensus about how we establish context (contextualization). This book offers a number of detailed clinical examples to illustrate how confusion about contextualization serves as the source of some of our most important disagreements.