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Language in Psychotherapy : Strategies of Discovery - Robert L. Russell

Language in Psychotherapy

Strategies of Discovery

By: Robert L. Russell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1987
ISBN: 9780306424229
Number Of Pages: 357

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This book of original contributions presents investigations of psycho- therapautic interaction. While the methodological strategies and the- oretical orientations of these investigations are notably diverse, the utterance-by-utterance analysis of client-therapist dialogue provides a strong commonality of interest and a particularly productive perspective from which the process of psychotherapy can be illuminated. It is hoped that the contributions selected, and the problems with which they are occupied, will make evident the rich possibilities such a perspective has to offer. It should be noted, however, that the present volume is not a com- pendium: any effort to be exhaustive would be thwarted by considera- tions of length alone. Thus, certain omissions were inevitable. It is hoped that the interested reader will use the extensive references to become acquainted with the works not here included. Whatever effort I extended as editor and contributor to this volume could not have been undertaken without the lifelong spirit of support of my parents, Selma S. and Jay F. Russell. I dedicate my contribution to them.

I. Content-Category Strategies.- 1. Content-Category Analysis: The Measurement of the Magnitude of Psychological Dimensions in Psychotherapy.- 2. Concept Analysis of Language in Psychotherapy.- II. Intersubjective Category Strategies.- 3. Snyder's Classification System for Therapeutic Interviews.- 4. Verbal Response Modes as Intersubjective Categories.- III. Extralinguistic Category Strategies.- 5. A Speech Interaction System.- 6. Everyday Disturbances of Speech.- IV. Linguistic Strategies.- 7. The Analysis of Natural Language in Psychological Treatment.- 8. Ethnography and the Vicissitudes of Talk in Psychotherapy.- V. Conclusion.- 9. Psychotherapeutic Discourse: Future Directions and the Critical Pluralist Attitude.

ISBN: 9780306424229
ISBN-10: 0306424223
Series: NATO Asi Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 357
Published: 31st May 1987
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.69