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Empathic insights from the Rorschach: Paul Lerner's legacy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19085277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this article, I review the contributions of Paul Lerner concerning his "humanistic-clinical attitude" in using the Rorschach (Exner, 2003) with patients. To illustrate Paul's empathic attitude, I present a case in which the patient's percepts reflected his relationship problems and his experience of me and others as a threat to his emotional integrity. Asking the patient to give voice to his Rorschach percepts, thereby amplifying his experience of me and his world, helped me become empathically tuned to him, as described by Paul in his writings and in his approach to patients.
Leonard Handler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1532-7752     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0900, USA.
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MeSH Terms
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Personality Assessment
Professional-Patient Relations*
Rorschach Test*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Paul Lerner

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