O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER SIX

WORDS, GESTURES, METAPHORS, AND MODEL SCENES

Throughout the early period of psychoanalytic discoveries, words as text were the principal means by which analysts gained the information needed for insight. Images from dreams or gestures needed to be translated into words to appreciate their meaning. The preverbal period of infancy was largely a black box, unrelating and amorphous. With the advent of infant research largely in the last third of the 20th century, the richly textured gestural communicative skills of infants began to be appreciated. As Stern (1985) noted, we are now in a position to ask babies questions and get meaningful answers. Out of these discoveries have come our current appreciation of preverbal and nonverbal communication, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required