The Interpretive Function in Child and Adult Treatment:

Convergence and Divergence

Instructor:  Gabriel Ruiz, LCPC




Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: At the Institute,  8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

This course is available via Distance Learning.  Details HERE.

Fee: $40

This workshop will provide a comparative of the interpretive function in therapy with children and adults. Both a child and adult clinical case will be presented where moments of interpretation lead to change. We will look at how therapeutic action results for both adult and child over long term interpretive work.


  1. Define the concept of interpretation.
  2. Outline the various functions of interpretation.
  3. Summarize the similarities and differences in how adults and children make use of interpretations.

Course Level:  Intermediate

In addition to guest lecturing at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, Gabriel Ruiz is on the Faculty of both the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and  the Institute for Clinical Social Work.  
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