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(p. 253) Interpretation in Psycho-Analysis 

(p. 253) Interpretation in Psycho-Analysis
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(p. 253) Interpretation in Psycho-Analysis
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0044
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date: 08 August 2020

In this short piece, Winnicott writes of what concerns him as to the process of interpretation in the clinical setting. Verbal and nonverbal communications of all kinds from the patient are, in his view, available for the analyst to interpret and acknowledge. Correcting misunderstandings, responding at the appropriate or needed moment in time in relation to the given material, not intruding with an interpretation that might be intellectual but not affective for the patient is also commented on.

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