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A Spirit of Inquiry by James L. Fosshage, Frank M. Lachmann, Joseph D. Lichtenberg

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CHAPTER THREE

OPEN FLEXIBLE COMMUNICATION IN MOMENT-TO-MOMENT EXCHANGES

In this chapter and the four to follow we describe our approach to clinical work. Throughout these chapters we illustrate our proposal that a spirit of inquiry in the form of exploration or inquisitiveness is an ever-present dimension of communication in psychoanalytic therapy. In chapters 1 and 2 we illustrated that development can be charted as a process of ever-increasing complexity of communication, privately with oneself and between oneself and with others. Abstractions, metaphors, symbols and signs, in fact, all forms of affective information are packaged in this monologue-dialogue that underlies all communicative techniques. In this chapter we sketch the seesaw path ...

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