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What is technique?

What is technique? HAROLD KELMAN HE TERM TECHNIQUE has been used as if tension; (3) manipulation, favoring the pro- everyone understood what they meant by gress of treatment or producing changes in adjustment; (4) clarification (Carl Rogers), it. For most, an intuitive formulation may providing insight into phenomena that operate have functioned as a more or less effective guide. Some papers, as well as books on the on the conscious and preconscious level; and techniques of psychotherapy and psycho- (5) insight through interpretation of uncon- analysis, implicitly indicate what they mean scious material, producing deep-seated changes within the personality. (George by technique. Others make attempts at a loose definition. Rarely is there a rigorous effort Devereux's concept of 'confrontation' has much made at definition or formulation, or at con- in common with 'clarification' [1951].) ''1 fronting the question: What Is Technique? In the light of the evolution of post-Freud- With our current infatuation with and ian theory, with the concomitant innovations in technique, the operations involved in the over-emphasls on technique and technology it seems surprising that so little attention has above-described techniques and their objec- been given to the definition of technique, of tives, those techniques might approximate, in the theory http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1969 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01873848
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Abstract

HAROLD KELMAN HE TERM TECHNIQUE has been used as if tension; (3) manipulation, favoring the pro- everyone understood what they meant by gress of treatment or producing changes in adjustment; (4) clarification (Carl Rogers), it. For most, an intuitive formulation may providing insight into phenomena that operate have functioned as a more or less effective guide. Some papers, as well as books on the on the conscious and preconscious level; and techniques of psychotherapy and psycho- (5) insight through interpretation of uncon- analysis, implicitly indicate what they mean scious material, producing deep-seated changes within the personality. (George by technique. Others make attempts at a loose definition. Rarely is there a rigorous effort Devereux's concept of 'confrontation' has much made at definition or formulation, or at con- in common with 'clarification' [1951].) ''1 fronting the question: What Is Technique? In the light of the evolution of post-Freud- With our current infatuation with and ian theory, with the concomitant innovations in technique, the operations involved in the over-emphasls on technique and technology it seems surprising that so little attention has above-described techniques and their objec- been given to the definition of technique, of tives, those techniques might approximate, in the theory

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 1969

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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