Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

Using the sophisticated theoretical and methodological apparatus of Conversation Analysis - a radical approach to how language in interaction works - this book sheds light on the subtle and minutely organised sequences of speech in ...


Author: Anssi Peräkylä

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139470124

Category: Psychology


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Psychotherapy is a 'talking cure'- clients voice their troubles to therapists, who listen, prompt, question, interpret and generally try to engage in a positive and rehabilitating conversation with their clients. Using the sophisticated theoretical and methodological apparatus of Conversation Analysis - a radical approach to how language in interaction works - this book sheds light on the subtle and minutely organised sequences of speech in psychotherapeutic sessions. It examines how therapists deliver questions, cope with resistance, reinterpret experiences and how they can use conversation to achieve success. Conversation is a key component of people's everyday and professional lives and this book provides an unusually detailed insight into the complexity and power of talk in institutional settings. Featuring contributions from a collection of internationally renowned authors, Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy will appeal to researchers and graduate students studying conversation analysis across the disciplines of psychology, sociology and linguistics.

Therapy Talk

Therapy Talk aims to help those who apply 'the talking cure' become better at their jobs by enabling them to understand how their verbal responses may channel the conversation partner into a particular direction, promoting conversation ...


Author: P. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137329530

Category: Psychology

Page: 195

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Therapy Talk aims to help those who apply 'the talking cure' become better at their jobs by enabling them to understand how their verbal responses may channel the conversation partner into a particular direction, promoting conversation analysis as a useful tool to study and enhance the therapeutic alliance between client and practitioner.

Applied Conversation Analysis

Peräkylä, A. (2008) 'Conversation analysis and psychoanalysis: Interpretation,
affect and intersubjectivity'. In A. Peräkylä, C. Antaki, S. Vehviläinen and I. Leudar
(eds), Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy. Cambridge: Cambridge ...


Author: C. Antaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Much of everyday work is done through talk between practitioner and client. Conversation Analysis is the close inspection of people's use of language in interaction. The work reported in this collection shows how CA can be used to identify, and improve, communicative practices at work.

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Madill, A., Widdicombe, S. and Barkham, M. (2001) The potential of conversation
analysis for psychotherapy research. Counseling Psychologist, 29, 413–34.
Summary of the key ideas of conversation analysis and how they can be applied
in ...


Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446244598

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity, and a growing focus on research in counselling and psychotherapy teaching and practice. Yet this book, even now in its second edition, stands alone in addressing qualitative research in therapy. Leading expert John McLeod helps readers through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how the methods work in practice. This new edition incorporates developments in qualititative research over the last ten years and includes eight new chapters, covering: - interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) - autoethnographic methods - action research - case study methods For all those involved in research - whether as part of academic study or in practice -this book will be essential reading. As an introduction to qualitative methods, it is the perfect course text for all training programmes in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy, and will also be of interest to those who work in areas such as psychiatry, clinical psychology and mental health nursing, or who provide counselling in other professional areas such as teaching, nursing and social work. McLeod is Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee.

Psychotherapy Research

This chapter has offered an introduction to conversation analysis and the ways in
which it has contributed and is likely to continue to contribute to psychotherapy
research. It has been suggested that, although their projects may differ, the ...


Author: Omar C.G. Gelo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709113820

Category: Psychology

Page: 648

View: 274

This book provides readers with essential information on the foundations of psychotherapy research, and on its applications to the study of both psychotherapy process and outcome. The aim is to stimulate a reflection on these issues in a way that will benefit researchers and clinicians, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, at different levels and from different perspectives. Accordingly, the book presents a balanced mix of chapters summarizing the state of the art in the field from different viewpoints and covering innovative topics and perspectives, reflecting some of the most established traditions and, at the same time, emerging approaches in the field in several countries. The contributors, who were invited from among the experts in our national and international professional networks, also represent a healthy mix of leading figures and young researchers. The first part of the book addresses a number of fundamental issues in psychotherapy research at a historical, philosophical, and theoretical level. The second part of the book is concerned with research on psychotherapy processes; in this regard, both quantitative and qualitative approaches are given equal consideration in order to reflect the growing relevance of the latter. The book’s third and last part examines research on psychotherapy outcomes, primarily focusing on quantitative approaches. Offering a balanced mix of perspectives, approaches and topics, the book represents a valuable tool for anyone interested in psychotherapy research.

Not Just Talking

The author wrote this book not only for therapists, but for all those who do not understand what psychotherapy is for and are curious to know how it works.


Author: Jean Pain

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855756892

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Good relationships depend, above all, on our skills in conversation. Harvey Sacks' method, Conversational Analysis, was the springboard for The author's research into psychotherapy as a social activity that depends for its success on the quality of the therapeutic dialogue. The author wrote this book not only for therapists, but for all those who do not understand what psychotherapy is for and are curious to know how it works. The author offers us new tools for all kinds of conversation to work for, rather than against, us.

Dynamic systems theory and embodiment in psychotherapy research A new look at process and outcome

Theory, technique and person: technical integration in experiential constructivist
psychotherapy. ... “Conversation analysis in psychotherapy,” in The Handbook of
Conversation Analysis, eds J. Sidnell and T. Stivers (Chichester, West Sussex: ...


Author: Sergio Salvatore

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889197804

Category: Electronic book

Page: 151

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In an attempt to cease from reducing the world and its (emergent) phenomena to linear modeling and analytic dissection, Dynamic Systems Theories (DST) and Embodiment theories and methods aim at accounting for the complex, dynamic, and non-linear phenomena that we constantly deal with in psychology. For instance, DST and Embodiment can enrich psychology’s understanding of the communicative process both in clinical and non-clinical settings. In psychotherapy, an important amount of research has shown that – next to other ingredients – the therapeutic relationship is the most important active factor contributing to psychotherapy outcome. These findings give communication a central role in the psychotherapy process. In the traditional view, the underlying model of understanding psychotherapy processes is that of a number of components summatively coming together enabling us to make a linear causal prediction. Yet, communication is inherently dynamic. A shift to viewing the communication process in psychotherapy as a field dynamic phenomenon helps us to take into account nonlinear phenomena, such as feedback processes within and between persons. We thus propose an embodied enactive dynamic systems view as a new theoretical and methodological perspective that can more realistically capture what happens among and between two persons in psychotherapy. This view reaches beyond the current narrow model of psychotherapy research. DST and Embodied Enactive Approaches can offer solutions to the loss of non-linear phenomena, the complex dynamics of reality, and the holistic level of analysis. DST and Embodied Enactive Approaches have developed not in a single discipline but in a joined movement based on various fields such as physics, biology, robotics, anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and psychology, and have only recently entered clinical theorizing. The two new paradigms have already triggered a rethinking of the therapeutic exchange by recognizing the embodied nature of psychological and communicative phenomena. Their integration opens up a promising scenario in the field of psychotherapy research, developing new, profoundly transdisciplinary, theoretical concepts, methodologies, and standards of knowledge. The notion of field dynamics enables us to account for the role of the communicational context in the regulation of intra-psychological processes, while at the same time avoiding the pitfalls of an ontologization of the hierarchy of systemic organization. Moreover, the new approach implements methodological strategies that can transcend the conventional opposition between idiographic and nomothetic sciences.

The Handbook of Conversation Analysis

All these studies on interaction in psychotherapy have much in common with CA,
but do not explicitly employ CA methods. In his early work on naturally occurring
conversations, Harvey Sacks used, among other types of recordings, a set of ...


Author: Jack Sidnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118340455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

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Presenting a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview oftheoretical and descriptive research in the field, The Handbookof Conversation Analysis brings together contributions byleading international experts to provide an invaluable informationresource and reference for scholars of social interaction acrossthe areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, linguisticanthropology, interpersonal communication, discursive psychologyand sociolinguistics. Ideal as an introduction to the field for upper levelundergraduates and as an in-depth review of the latest developmentsfor graduate level students and established scholars Five sections outline the history and theory, methods,fundamental concepts, and core contexts in the study ofconversation, as well as topics central to conversationanalysis Written by international conversation analysis experts, thebook covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, from reviewingunderlying structures of conversation, to describing conversationanalysis' relationship to anthropology, communication, linguistics,psychology, and sociology

Language and Narratives in Counseling and Psychotherapy

In A. Perakyla, C. Antaki, S. Vehvilainen, & I. Leudar (Eds.), Conversation
analysis and psychotherapy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Rasmussen, B., & Angus, L. (1996). Metaphor in psychodynamic psychotherapy
with ...


Author: Scott T. Meier, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108975

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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"This is a useful book with carefully condensed material that will be useful to beginning counselors and other helping professionals. It takes a large and complex literature base and shakes it down to some core useful concepts that will whet the beginning student's appetite." Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD Professor/Chair, Department of Counselor Education , University of Montana Narrative and language-based therapies help clients to see their presenting problems as separate from themselves through the assumption that they have many skills and competencies that will enable them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. This highly accessible, step-by-step guide to incorporating principles of narrative and language-based approaches to therapy into practice demystifies these techniques for therapists and counselors in training. Illustrated with concrete examples and findings from empirical research, the text helps readers to understand the importance of language and narrative in the therapeutic alliance and to apply language- and narrative-based principles in counseling and psychotherapy. In a concise, straightforward format designed to facilitate student learning, each chapter describes a set of related principles and practices that encompasses counselor/student dialogues, in-depth discussion of each principle, the empirical bases for these principles and practices, and student assignments that foster additional learning. The book also discusses the theoretical and philosophical foundation of narrative therapies including developments in emotion science and word use research and their translation to counseling practice. Key Features: Provides step-by-step techniques for putting the principles of narrative and language-based therapies into practice Demystifies narrative and language-based approaches to therapy for therapists and counselors in trainingPresents concepts in the format of essential guidelines, building from basic ideas to more complex and advanced principles Includes empirical research to demonstrate validity of the principles of narrative and language-based therapies Contains counselor/student dialogues and assignments to foster additional learning

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy

13. Ethnomethodology/Conversation. Analysis. Mark. Rapley. Ethnomethodology
is working out some very preposterous problems. (Garfinkel, 2002, p. 91) [D]
etailed study of small phenomena may give an enormous understanding of the
way ...


Author: David Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118077627

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the qualitative methods most commonly used in the mental health and psychotherapy arena. Chapters are written by leading researchers and the editors are experienced qualitative researchers, clinical trainers, and mental health practitioners Provides chapter-by-chapter guidance on conducting a qualitative study from across a range of approaches Offers guidance on how to review and appraise existing qualitative literature, how to choose the most appropriate method, and how to consider ethical issues Demonstrates how specific methods have been applied to questions in mental health research Uses examples drawn from recent research, including research with service users, in mental health practice and in psychotherapy

Focus on Psychotherapy Research

Analysis of texts in psychotherapy research has mainly been conducted by using
the methods of discourse analysis and conversation analysis , and recently also
by different forms of narrative analysis . The analysis takes into account ...


Author: M. E. Abelian

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594543747

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

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Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychological methods. Psychotherapy, thus, does not include physiological interventions, such as drug therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, although it may be used in combination with such methods. Behaviour therapy aims to help the patient eliminate undesirable habits or irrational fears through conditioning. Techniques include systematic desensitisation, particularly for the treatment of clients with irrational anxieties or fears, and aversive conditioning, which uses negative stimuli to end bad habits. Humanistic therapy tends to be more optimistic, basing its treatment on the theory that individuals have a natural inclination to strive toward self-fulfilment. Therapists such as Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow used a highly interactive client-therapist relationship, compelling clients to realise exactly what they are saying or how they are behaving, in order to foster a sense of self-awareness. Cognitive therapies try to show the client that certain, usually negative, thoughts are irrational, with the goal of restructuring such thoughts into positive, constructive ideas. Such methods include rational-emotive therapy, where the therapist argues with the client about his negative ideas; and cognitive restructuring therapy, in which the therapist works with the client to set attainable goals. Other forms of therapy stress helping patients to examine their own ideas about themselves.

Key Notions for Pragmatics

Origins Conversational logic (CL) can be defined briefly as a system designed to
relate the 'illogical' (apparently non-fully ... as various as literary theory, cognitive
psychology and psychotherapy, law, anthropology, and conversation analysis.


Author: Jef Verschueren

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027289438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this first volume reviews basic notions that pervade the pragmatic literature, such as deixis, implicitness, speech acts, context, and the like. It situates the field of pragmatics, broadly defined as the cognitive, social, and cultural science of language use, in relation to a general concept of communication and the discipline of semiotics. It also touches upon the non-verbal aspects of language use and even ventures a comparison with non-human forms of communication. The introductory chapter, moreover, explains why a highly diversified field of scholarship such as pragmatics can be regarded as a potentially coherent enterprise.

Conversation Analysis of Therapeutic Discourse

The relation of process to outcome in psychotherapy . In S . L . Garfield & A . E .
Bergin ( Eds . ) , Handbook of psychotherapy and behavior change : An empirical
analysis ( 2nd ed . , pp . 283 – 330 ) . New York : John Wiley & Sons . Parloff , M ...


Author: Jerry Edward Gale

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UVA:X001925019

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Based on the complete transcripts from a marital therapy session, this analysis examines the constructivistic nature of conversation, rhetorical devices used in pursuit of a therapeutic agenda, and dialogue as a systemic process. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Researching the Psychotherapy Process

The aim of the book is to support and enhance clinical practice through research competence and awareness.


Author: Nick Riding

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137038722

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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This hands-on introduction to psychotherapy process research methods takes the student clinician/researcher through the basic steps of developing a research project based on a transcript of a psychotherapy session. The major text-based methods in use are introduced in separate chapters, and illustrated with detailed examples and exercises which will enable the novice researcher to explore the therapeutic interaction from a variety of perspectives. The aim of the book is to support and enhance clinical practice through research competence and awareness.

Text Talk

The potential of conversation analysis for psychotherapy research . Counselling
Psychologist 29 : 413 - 434 . McLeod , J . ( 1997 ) . Narrative and Psychotherapy .
London : Sage . Partanen , T . and Wahlström , J . ( 2003 ) . The dilemma of ...




ISBN: UCSC:32106019339123

Category: Communication


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The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

Discourse analysis means doing analysis: A critique of six analytic shortcomings.
Discourse ... In A. Jaworski & N. Coupland (Eds.), The discourse reader (pp. ...
Conversation and psychotherapy: How questioning reveals institutional answers.


Author: Mark L. Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483341507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 373

The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication. It offers graduate students and faculty an important, state-of-the-art reference work in which well-known experts summarize theory and current research. The editors also explore key issues in the field, including personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across a person's life span. This updated handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics, including: Biological and Physiological Processes Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Studying Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication in Work, Family, Intercultural, and Health Contexts Supportive and Divisive Transactions Social Networks Editors Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly have significantly contributed to the field of interpersonal communication with this important reference work—a must-have for students and scholars.

Discourses of Helping Professions

By adopting methods and insights from Conversation Analysis, (Critical)
Discourse Analysis and Interactional Sociolinguistics, we demonstrate how the
endemic feature of psychotherapy, i.e. feelings-talk, emerges as an
interactionally ...


Author: Eva-Maria Graf

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027269430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Discourses of Helping Professions brings together cutting-edge research on professional discourses from both traditional helping contexts such as doctor-patient interaction or psychotherapy and more recent helping contexts such as executive coaching. Unlike workplace, professional and institutional discourse – by now well established fields in linguistic research – discourses of helping professions represent an innovative concept in its orientation to a common communicative goal: solving patients’ and clients’ physical, psychological, emotional, professional or managerial problems via a particular helping discourse. The book sets out to uncover differences, similarities and interferences in how professionals and those seeking help interactively tackle this communicative goal. In its focus on professional helping contexts and its inter-professional perspective, the current book is a primer, intended to spark off more interdisciplinary and (applied) research on helping discourses, a socio-cultural phenomenon that is of growing importance in our post-modern society. As such, it is of great relevance for discourse researchers and discourse practitioners, caretakers and social scientists of all shades as well as for everybody interested in helping professions.