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The Significance of the Visual Image in Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training
  • David L Shapiro, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1970
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract
Discusses 2 schools of thought on the role of imagery: (a) imagery as a defense which moves away from or screens and still gratifies indirectly the underlying impulse; and (b) imagery as a direct representation of the unconscious, an expression of the impulse itself. It is concluded that "given certain structural conditions, the visual image tends to conceal, and, given others, it reveals, what the important issues in the patient's life are."
DOI
10.1037/h0086591
Citation Information
David L Shapiro. "The Significance of the Visual Image in Psychotherapy" Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training Vol. 7 Iss. 4 (1970) p. 209 - 212 ISSN: 0033-3204
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-shapiro/167/