Client-identified important events in psychotherapy: Interactional structures and practices
2010 (English)In: Psychotherapy Research, ISSN 1050-3307, E-ISSN 1468-4381, Vol. 20, no 2, 151-164 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study describes interactional structures and practices in client-identified important events in psychotherapy sessions. Twelve of 16 events from seven client-therapist dyads were found to contain disagreement. A turn-by-turn investigation using conversation analysis displayed three different ways that therapists used to handle disagreement. The first was to orient to the client's disagreement cues by inviting the client to elaborate his or her point and to establish a shared understanding. The second was to orient to the client's disagreement cues but define the therapist's point of view as more relevant to the project at hand. The third was a single case where the therapist did not orient to the client's disagreement cues. The results suggest that disagreement patterns may be an interesting focus for further exploration of microprocesses within therapy sessions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Society for Psychotherapy Research , 2010. Vol. 20, no 2, 151-164 p.
conversation analysis; psychotherapy process; important events; client's perspective; disagreement
National CategoryApplied Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50954DOI: 10.1080/10503300903170939ISI: 000277656500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50954DiVA: diva2:306919
This is an electronic version of an article published in: Erika Viklund, Rolf Holmquist and Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, Client-identified important events in psychotherapy: Interactional structures and practices, 2010, Psychotherapy Research, (20), 2, 151-164. Psychotherapy Research is available online at informaworldTM: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10503300903170939 Copyright: Taylor & Francis http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.asp2010-03-312009-10-152014-11-10Bibliographically approved