AIDS Counselling: Institutional Interaction and Clinical Practice by Anssi PeräkyläAIDS Counselling: Institutional Interaction and Clinical Practice by Anssi Peräkylä

AIDS Counselling: Institutional Interaction and Clinical Practice

byAnssi PeräkyläEditorPaul Drew, Marjorie Harness Goodwin

Paperback | December 22, 2005

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Conversations between AIDS counselors and their clients bring delicate and potentially threatening issues into play. In this study Anssi Peräkylä applies the principles of conversation analysis to his exploration of AIDS counseling, using data from video-recorded counseling sessions in a London teaching hospital, and analyzes the design and placement of questions in these situations. His conclusions provide a timely and illuminating insight into the management of a sensitive topic through various techniques of indirectness.
Title:AIDS Counselling: Institutional Interaction and Clinical PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:December 22, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521022886

ISBN - 13:9780521022880

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The quasi-conversational turn-taking; 3. The client as owner of experience; 4. The management of co-counsellors' questions; 5. Some interactional uses of co-counsellors' questions; 6. Addressing 'dreaded issues'; 7. The interactional power of hypothetical questions; 8. Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index.

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"This is an excellent theoretical book that discusses the face-to-face interaction of counselling....An excellent book for all counselors to read and a highly recommended book for all medical and academic libraries." AIDS Book Review Journal