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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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GOMEZ ESTEBAN, Rosa. Interpretation in psychoanalytic group psychotherapy. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.132, pp.379-398. ISSN 2340-2733.

Interpretation in psychoanalytic group psychotherapy is based upon the idea of the subject as the subject of the unconscious, constructed through the social, the group/s, and the bond/s. We raise a series of questions about what a psychoanalytic interpretation is, its conditions of possibility (why, who, when to interpret) and, on the other hand, how to interpret, to whom to interpret, and what should be interpreted in a therapeutic group. We conclude that interpretation is a symbolization process that involves multiple interventions of various levels of complexity and gathers a set of hypothesis pending to be confirmed or refuted throughout the group development process.

Keywords : interpretation; subject; group therapy; individual interpretation; group interpretation; symbolization process.

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