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Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy - Charles Antaki

Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

By: Charles Antaki (Editor), Ivan Leudar (Editor), Anssi Perakyla (Editor), Sanna Vehvilainen (Editor)

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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.

'This volume highlights the considerable insights that emerge as a result of using conversation analysis to better understand psychotherapeutic interaction. Through an examination of the practices and procedures within the 'talking cure,' the contributors help initiate a dialogue between students of interaction and psychotherapy researchers. Their findings indicate that conversation analysis can highlight key aspects of the psychotherapeutic process which have hitherto remained somewhat opaque.' Dr Mike Forrester, Department of Psychology, University of Kent at Canterbury

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. viii
Foreword: Filling the gapsp. 1
Analysing psychotherapy in practicep. 5
Formulations in psychotherapyp. 26
Clients' responses to therapists' reinterpretationsp. 43
Lexical substitution as a therapeutic resourcep. 62
Resisting optimistic questions in narrative and solution-focused therapiesp. 80
Conversation analysis and psychoanalysis: Interpretation, affect, and intersubjectivityp. 100
Identifying and managing resistance in psychoanalytic interactionp. 120
Person reference as a device for constructing experiences as typical in group therapyp. 139
Conversation of emotions: On turning play into psychoanalytic psychotherapyp. 152
A psychotherapist's view of conversation analysisp. 173
A review of conversational practices in psychotherapyp. 188
Transcription notationp. 198
Referencesp. 200
Author indexp. 215
Subject indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780521871907
ISBN-10: 0521871905
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.88  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.5