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Dissertation
An Existential-Phenomenological Investigation of the psychotherapeutic Interpretive Process Enabling Immediate Insight
(1991)
  • Dr. Paul Murray, Ph.D., Duquesne University
Abstract
An Existential-Phenomenological Investigation Of The Psychotherapeutic Interpretive Intervention Process Enabling Immediate Insight: Theoretical and technical preoccupations with the value of interpretation in the psychotherapeutic process have established a formal understanding in the literature that has given only oblique reference to the actual experience of the therapist in practice. "Interpretation" has for the most part been left dangling above and beyond the immediate grasp of the novice therapist as an objectified ideal of great importance. Practical application of this intervention has suffered due to a mystification of its lived nature in the traditional literature. The current qualitative research study is a descriptive investigation which intends to contribute to the demystification of this vital phenomenon by grounding it in experience and differentiating its essential structure. A systematic and rigorous phenomenological analysis of audiotapes and interviews of a therapy session differentiate and identify the therapist's experience of the interpretive process as it comes to enable immediate insight for the client. The fundamental assumption of this research is that the existing formal understanding of the interpretive process, supported by a phenomenological base, will assist the psychotherapist to incorporate knowledge into practice.

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Keywords
  • Dr. Paul Murray,
  • Existential Psychotherapy,
  • Psychotheraeputic Process,
  • Psychotherapeutic Interpretation,
  • Phenomenological Research,
  • Qualitiavtive Research,
  • Duquesne University
Publication Date
1991
Citation Information
Paul Murray. "An Existential-Phenomenological Investigation of the psychotherapeutic Interpretive Process Enabling Immediate Insight" (1991)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paulmurray/1/