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Shimmerlik, S.M. (2008). The Implicit Domain in Couples and Couple Therapy. Psychoanal. Dial., 18(3):371-389.

(2008). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 18(3):371-389

The Implicit Domain in Couples and Couple Therapy Related Papers

Susan M. Shimmerlik, Ph.D.

At this point in the evolution of our field, developments in psychoanalysis and family systems, as well as findings from cognitive neuroscience and research in infant development are pointing to convergences in our understanding of the human experience. One central point of convergence has been the understanding of implicit modes of experience, particularly as this relates to affective communication. Through the lens of couples and couple therapy, this paper examines the ways in which the patterning of couple and family relationships takes place in the enactive domain through non-conscious, implicit communication processes. With the understanding that it is in the nature of implicit experience that it must be enacted to be accessed, this paper argues that some of that which is stored in the implicit domain remains embedded and enacted in one's most intimate relationships and therefore can only be accessed within the context of those relationships. This paper then explores some of the implications of implicit processes as this relates to the triad of the therapist and the couple in couple therapy.

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