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Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice

Authors

Rick Reinkraut

Publication Date

Spring 2012

Abstract

Three aspects of psychotherapeutic understanding are highlighted and examined. The context of a person's lived experience is discussed from an interpretive/hermeneutic perspective. The content of a person's lived experience is addressed from the perspective of narrative identity. The importance of therapist reflexivity is viewed in terms of its importance in striving for clarity about the epistemic, and contextual positionality of the clinician in comparison with and in relation to the lived experience of the client. Each of these aspects of psychotherapeutic understanding: contextual, content-based, and reflexive serve to enhance the clinician's efforts and abilities to meet the therapeutic goals of the client.

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