Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

by Anssi Perakyla
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521179823

ISBN-13: 9780521179829

Pub. Date: 11/04/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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 organized sequences of speech in psychotherapeutic sessions. It examines how therapists deliver questions, cope with resistance, and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521179829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     vii
List of contributors     viii
Foreword: Filling the gaps   Willam B. Stiles     1
Analysing psychotherapy in practice   Anssi Perakyla   Charles Antaki   Sanna Vehvilainen   Ivan Leudar     5
Formulations in psychotherapy   Charles Antaki     26
Clients' responses to therapists' reinterpretations   Fabrizio Bercelli   Federico Rossano   Maurizio Viaro     43
Lexical substitution as a therapeutic resource   John Rae     62
Resisting optimistic questions in narrative and solution-focused therapies   Clare Macmartin     80
Conversation analysis and psychoanalysis: Interpretation, affect, and intersubjectivity   Anssi Perakyla     100
Identifying and managing resistance in psychoanalytic interaction   Sanna Vehvilainen     120
Person reference as a device for constructing experiences as typical in group therapy   Mia Halonen     139
Conversation of emotions: On turning play into psychoanalytic psychotherapy   Ivan Leudar   Wes Sharrock   Shirley Truckle   Thomas Colombino   Jacqueline Hayes   Kevin Booth     152
A psychotherapist's viewof conversation analysis   Ulrich Streeck     173
A review of conversational practices in psychotherapy   Sanna Vehvilainen   Anssi Perakyla   Charles Antaki   Ivan Leudar     188
Transcription notation     198
References     200
Author index     215
Subject index     219

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