Significance of symbolism in analytic and analytically oriented psychotherapy
Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie 45(9-10): 336-341
ISSN/ISBN: 0937-2032 PMID: 7480590 Accession: 044326373
Since the very beginning of psychoanalysis there has been a long lasting discussion about the definition and the role of symbols and symbolization within the theoretical framework of psychoanalysis. The discussion has been summarized by Orban (1976) and Speidel (1978). In this paper a psychoanalytic understanding of creative processes and the relevance of symbolization for the course of treatment is presented.