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Listening for rhetorical truth.
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PMID:  14569663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Associations are rarely as free as theory assumes; at the same time, they may tell us more than what appears on the surface. Memories, on the other hand, are rarely as reliable as they might appear. We are overtrained to listen to the unfolding story and to the narrative truth of the moment; much harder to capture is what might be called its rhetorical truth. Learning to listen for sequence, repetition, and co-occurrence tends to minimize the importance of the narrative thread and clarify instead the more suppressed meanings. In rare cases, we can even sense something of what the analysand is saying before it comes into awareness.
Donald P Spence
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic quarterly     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0033-2828     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Q     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-22     Completed Date:  2004-02-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226661     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-903     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Free Association
Freudian Theory
Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods
Truth Disclosure*

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