The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council

Discussion Paper Added: The Implicit in Psychoanalysis
By Peter Wood - Date: 2002-06-03 19:39:57

Paper delivered to a meeting of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council by Robert Hooberman, Ph.D.

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I would like to concentrate on describing my take on the process of making the inaccessible within patients’ psyches more available for articulation and analysis. This reflects my practice of often listening more to what is not being said than to what is being verbalized.

What exactly do I mean by the ‘implicit’? The ‘implicit’ refers to the general manner in which a patient presents. It represents both public and private selves. It refers to aspects that create the sense of identity of the person, the essence, the sense of being in the world....

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