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Author Rubovits-Seitz, Philip F. D., 1921-

Title Depth-psychological understanding : the methodologic grounding of clinical interpretations / Philip F.D. Rubovits-Seitz
Published Hillsdale, NJ : Analytic Press, 1998


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Description xv, 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents I. Historical Background. 1. Trouble at the Source: Freud's Methodologic Conflict. 2. The Postpositivist Turn and the "Lingering Ghost of Positivism" in Interpretive Methodology -- II. Contemporary Approaches. 3. Methodologic Lag in Some Contemporary Models of Interpretive Inquiry. 4. Some Language-Based Models of Interpretive Methodology: Evaluation of Linguistic, Discourse, and Narrative Models -- III. Nonclinical Comparisons. 5. Some Nonclinical Methods of Inferring Latent Contents: Comparisons with Clinical Inference and Interpretation. 6. Evaluation of "Commonsense" (Intentional) Psychology as a Model of Interpretive Inquiry -- IV. Justifying Interpretations. 7. The Probity of Clinical Interpretations in the Light of Grunbaum's Critiques. 8. Justification of Interpretations: Evaluation of Individual Methods. 9. Pluralistic, Posttherapeutic Justification of Interpretations: An Illustrative Case -- V. Summary and Conclusions
10. The Methodology of Clinical Interpretation: Problems and Progress
Summary Clinicians tend to think of interpretation mainly as a type of therapeutic intervention, the communication of depth-psychological information to patients based on methods of inferring latent mental contents. But the interpretive process, Philip Rubovits-Seitz informs us, is first and foremost a form of inquiry, an attempt to gain depth-psychological understanding in which the therapist's job is primarily to learn, not to teach. Depth-Psychological Understanding deals with the unsolved problems, limitations, and scientifically tenuous status of clinical interpretation. Rubovits-Seitz shows interpretive inquiry to be an exceedingly complex and incompletely understood process - a process that involves conscious, preconscious, and presumably unconscious mental operations along with numerous components and overlapping stages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-430) and indexes
Subject Psychoanalysis.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Psychoanalytic Interpretation.
Psychoanalytic Therapy -- methods.
Psychoanalytic Interpretation.
Psychoanalytic Therapy -- methods.
LC no. 98005988
ISBN 0881632791