Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy by Anssi PeräkyläConversation Analysis and Psychotherapy by Anssi Peräkylä

Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

EditorAnssi Peräkylä, Charles Antaki, Sanna Vehviläinen

Hardcover | April 7, 2008

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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.
Title:Conversation Analysis and PsychotherapyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.98 × 5.87 × 0.67 inPublished:April 7, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521871905

ISBN - 13:9780521871907


Table of Contents

Foreword: filling the gaps Willam B. Stiles; 1. Analysing psychotherapy in practice Anssi Peräkylä, Charles Antaki, Sanna Vehviläinen and Ivan Leudar; 2. Formulations in psychotherapy Charles Antaki; 3. Clients' responses to therapists' re-interpretations Fabrizio Bercelli, Federico Rossano and Maurizio Viaro; 4. Lexical substitution as a therapeutic resource John Rae; 5. Resisting optimistic questions in narrative and solution-focused therapies Clare MacMartin; 6. Conversation analysis and psychoanalysis: interpretation, affect and intersubjectivity Anssi Peräkylä; 7. Identifying and managing resistance in psychoanalytic interaction Sanna Vehviläinen; 8. Person reference as a device for constructing experiences as typical in group therapy Mia Halonen; 9. Conversation of emotions: on turning play into psychoanalytic psychotherapy Ivan Leudar, Wes Sharrock, Shirley Truckle, Thomas Colombino, Jacqueline Hayes and Kevin Booth; 10. A psychotherapist's view of conversation analysis Ulrich Streeck; 11. A review of conversational practices of psychotherapy Sanna Vehviläinen, Anssi Peräkylä, Charles Antaki and Ivan Leudar.

Editorial Reviews

"This is an outstanding edited collection. In a modest volume it brings together cutting edge conversation analytic studies of psychotherapist-client interaction. It presents the best available single source of current knowledge on psychotherapeutic talk. Notable aspects of the book include the rigorous empirical work and the breadth of psychoanalytic theory and practice covered. Another impressive thing is the original and ethnomethodologically inspired ways an applied thread is incorporated into some of the studies without compromising the "pure" nature of the analytic work..." - Ann Weatherall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Journal of Language and Social Psychology