Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies by Thomas StrongFurthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies by Thomas Strong

Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies

byThomas StrongEditorDavid Pare

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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Recently, a client coming in for her second appointment, told me the story ofhow she had been volunteeringher timeforthe pastseveralyearstofreeseveralinnocent prisoners from Illinois prisons. She told me how tenaciously and persistently she had to work against politicians who did not want these releases to take place. I wasso struck by her dedication and personal sacrificeoftime, money,and energy. At the end of her story, I thanked her. I said there were many times when I heard some story of injustice on the news and I thought to myself how I should get involved or at least write a letter. But somehow other matters would take precedence, my anger would dissipate and soon the issue would slip my mind. Listening to her I feltgrateful that there were people like her to take up the cause and put energy and voice to my concerns. I looked at her and thanked her again. Reading this manuscript I was reminded of this story. Editing a book on postmodern thinking and ways of being with clients is certainly not the same as confronting politicians or taking on power structures in a justice system. But nonetheless, after reading this manuscript I found myselfgrateful to Tom Strong and David Pare for their taking the time and committing the energy to the col­ lection. This is a book that should have been written. It is timely and moves ideas forward. This is a very worthwhile endeavor and the product reflects their dedication to contemporary ideas.
Thomas Strong, Ph.D.is a psychologist and counselor educator at the University of Calgary. Formerly a practitioner throughout northwestern British Columbia, he recently re-entered academic life to explore the possibilities of discursive and postmodern thought for collaborative practice. Inspired by dialogica thinkers like Bakhtin, Garf...
Title:Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive TherapiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pagesPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1461347432

ISBN - 13:9781461347439


Table of Contents

Striving for Perspicuity: Talking Our Way Forward; Tom Strong and David Paré.- Levinas: Therapy as Discourse Ethics; Glenn Larner with Peter Rober and Tom Strong.- Acknowledging the Otherness of The Other: Poetic Knowing in Practice and the Fallacy of Misplaced Systematicity; Arlene Katz M. and John Shotter with Jaakko Siekkula.- Narrating the Difference; Johnella Bird with Catherine Cook.- Power, Authority, and Pointless Activity: The Developmental Discourse of Social Therapy; Lois Holzman and Fred Newman with Tom Strong.- A Postmodern Collaborative Approach: A Family's Reflections on 'In-the-Room' and 'On-the-Challenge Course' Therapy. It's all Language; Harlene Anderson and Paul Burney with Sue Levin.- The Client's Nonverbal Utterances, Creative Understanding & the Therapist's Inner Conversation; Peter Rober with Glenn Larner and David Paré.- Discursive Approaches to Clinical Research; Jerry Gale and John Lawless with Kathryn Roulston.- Coming to Terms with Violence and Resistance: From a Language of Effects to a Language of Responses; Nick Todd and Alan Wade with Martine Renoux.- What's Love Got to do with it? Managing Discursive Positions and Mediating Conflict Within a Heterosexual Love Relationship; Gerald Monk and Stacey L. Sinclair with Craig Smith.- Certainties v. Epiphanies: Forensic Therapies and Adversarial Assessments; Tom Conran with Tom Strong and Bradford Keeney.- Mesmerizing Violent Offenders with a Slice of Life: Drama and Reflexivity in the Treatment of Men who Abuse their Spouses; Bill Hanec with Don Baker.- Radical Youthwork: Creating and Becoming Everyone; Hans Skott-Myhre with Jessica Skott-Myhre, Kathy Skott-Myrhe and Reggie Harris.- Response-Able Practice: A Language of Gifts in the Institutions of Health Care; Christopher J. Kinman and Peter Finck with Lynn Hoffman.- Therapy as a Social Construction: Back to Basics and Forward toward Challenging Issues; Sheila McNameewith Lois Shawver.