Reflections on the process of psychotherapeutic change as applied to medical situations

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This article takes the basic ideas on the process of changing implicit knowledge put forward in this special issue, and extends them beyond psychotherapy to include other therapeutic relationships that occur in medicine. One vignette, from an encounter between a medical student and a dying patient, illustrates how a moment of meeting changes the student as well as the patient. The second shows how therapeutic interventions for new mothers with their newborn infants involve moments of meeting that alter the mother's implicit knowledge of her baby and of herself as a mother. 1998 Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Infant Mental Health Journal is the property of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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