When do interpretations make a difference? A partial answer to Fliess's Achensee question.

@article{Spence1995WhenDI,
  title={When do interpretations make a difference? A partial answer to Fliess's Achensee question.},
  author={Donald P Spence},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={689-712}
}
Interpretations seem to matter most (at least in the case of Mrs. C) when the analyst feels included in the patient's thoughts. During hours of this kind (Related hours, scoring high on the cooccurrence of first- and second-person pronouns such as me/you), the analyst's interpretations are more comprehensive and probing; he intervenes earlier and more often within the session; and his specific interpretations have a greater effect on the patient's associations, as measured by an increased… CONTINUE READING

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