chapter  5
Interpretive Techniques
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Psychoanalytic treatments (Compton, 1975; Gray, 1994; Blackman, 1994; Dorpat, 2000) require that you first decipher how people keep themselves from experiencing emotions. Secondly, you bring to their attention their maladaptive defenses. In other words, dynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are treatments where what the therapist says, and when, are the components of technique. Analytic therapists often refer to the different kinds of things they say to people during treatment as “interventions.”