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Therapy Talk

Conversation Analysis in Practice

Authors: Fitzgerald, P.

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About this book

Therapy Talk aims to help those who apply 'the talking cure' become better at their jobs by enabling them to understand how their verbal responses may channel the conversation partner into a particular direction, promoting conversation analysis as a useful tool to study and enhance the therapeutic alliance between client and practitioner.

About the authors

Pamela Fitzgerald works as a person-centred, cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist in Dublin, Ireland, and Frankfurt, Germany. She is a private practitioner but also works as a trainer in the field of workplace health promotion, and is part of an affiliate network for Employee Assistant Programmes in the UK, Ireland and Germany. She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester, UK, under Professor Emeritus Ivan Leudar.

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"Sometimes we know what we did but not how we did it. This 'how' of action is usually not noted or just fleetingly so. Such inclination applies in psychotherapy - psychotherapists know what they are doing but not always how they do it. Conversation Analysis is a tool developed by sociologists, psychologists and linguists to describe with rigour basic recurring structures of talk. It has been used to describe what psychotherapists actually do in general and to compare therapeutic practices informed by diverse theories. The best discursive studies of psychotherapy result from cooperation between conversation analysts and psychotherapists. Dr Fitzgerald is both an experienced counselling psychologist/psychotherapist and a conversation analyst. Therapy Talk examines her own practice (person-centred, CBT and solution focused psychotherapy) using conversation analysis. In doing so she makes tangible what she and her clients do in psychotherapy and this allows her to view her practice with a critical eye and to develop. The book is an excellent contribution to the studies of psychotherapy and will be invaluable to any psychotherapist wanting to reflect more sharply on their practice and to develop it. Intriguingly, it will also make a very interesting reading to anyone interested in what can be done with language." - Ivan Leudar, University of Manchester, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fitzgerald, Pamela E.

    Pages 1-28

  • Interaction Issues in Short-Term Psychotherapy

    Fitzgerald, Pamela E.

    Pages 29-43

  • Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

    Fitzgerald, Pamela E.

    Pages 44-63

  • A Note on Methodology

    Fitzgerald, Pamela E.

    Pages 64-78

  • On Active Listening in Short-Term Psychotherapy

    Fitzgerald, Pamela E.

    Pages 79-99

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Softcover $31.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-32952-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Therapy Talk
Book Subtitle
Conversation Analysis in Practice
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32953-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137329530
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32951-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-32952-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 195
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