Competing Theories of Interpretation: An Integrative Approach
- Publish Date: 2007-11-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Robert E. Hooberman
The field of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy has tended to fragment into disparate theoretical orientations that often find little in common with each other, though each sheds light on important aspects of the psyche. This book addresses the question, how can these disparate orientations best be brought together in the service of interpretation? Starting from the conviction that treatment becomes more effective and comprehensive if as many aspects of the psyche as possible are addressed, Robert Hooberman proposes that character structurean aspect of psychic functioning traditionally given short shrift in psychoanalytic discoursecan provide a framework in which multiple theoretical perspectives can have their say. Numerous case examples are used for illustration.